Australian Left Review

Article Title

The Maya Character

Authors

Jackie Kay

Abstract

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1928, Maya Angelou began her literary career as a poet, but is best known for her highly-acclaimed autobiography, of which five volumes have been published so far. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was published in 1970; the fifth, Ali God's Children Need Travelling Shoes, is now available in Australia. Jackie Kay talked to her about her life, her work, and her politics.

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