Gather Together In My Name

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1895

The sequel to I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the sequel to her bestselling I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou is a young mother in California, unemployed, embarking on brief affairs and transient jobs in shops and night-clubs, turning to prostitution and the world of narcotics. Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humour and humanity. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

Gather Together in My Name

Author: Tracy Price-Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141655422X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9218

From the nationally bestselling and Hurston/Wright award-winning author Tracy Price-Thompson comes a heartbreaking story of loyalty and love that goes beyond the ultimate sacrifice. Coming of age in the heart of crime-ridden Brooklyn, Shyne Blackwood is one in a set of triplets born into poverty and great tragedy. While his brothers are raised to seek a life of promise, Shyne's path veers early on. A street-seasoned hustler, he becomes known as a liar, a thief, and ultimately, a killer. Personifying many of the negative stereotypes attributed to black men, Shyne is accused and convicted of the brutal murder of a child, and an entire city demands vengeance as he's sent to death row in a cold New York state prison. On the eve of Shyne's execution, five people travel to Quincy Correctional Facility to witness the event. As the clock counts down to midnight, and while everyone has long since abandoned Shyne to his fate, a secret at the heart of this unthinkable crime remains to be discovered. It is a secret that will test the bonds of family, the strength of one man's character, and the redemptive power of a love worth dying for.

Gather Together in My Name

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588369234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3817

In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity. “A curiously heartening story in which decency, honor, truth, love do exist, imperfectly, fractionally and flickeringly, not in some Platonic realm of the ideal, but in the flawed lives of real men and women.”—The Washington Post Gather Together in My Name continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job–and from man to man. She tries to return home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya’s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations.

Maya Angelou

Author: Mary Jane Lupton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 5237

Critically examines Angelou's five autobiographical novels, bringing in important comparative figures in African American literature and in autobiography.

Reader Response in Secondary and College Classrooms

Author: Nicholas J. Karolides

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805830248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 4472

This textbook focuses on the application of the transactional theory of literature asserted by Louise Rosenblatt - on activating it in the classroom, with the theory being expressed as background.

The Mighty Name Of Jesus

Author: Ashish Raichur

Publisher: All Peoples Church & World Outreach, Bangalore, India


Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 6853

Every believer has been blessed with the wonderful privilege to call upon, speak and use the mighty name of Jesus. The disciples of Jesus and believers in the Early Church understood the authority that was at their disposal through the use of the name of Jesus, and they walked in it. This book attempts to help the believer re-discover the power of the name of Jesus and teaches how to walk in the power of that name in everyday life. We can walk in authority and dominion, in perfect peace and in all of God's provision when we learn to walk in the power of the name of Jesus. Watch our online Sunday Church service live stream every Sunday at 10:30am (Indian Time, GMT+5:30). Spirit filled, anointed worship, Word and ministry for healing, miracles and deliverance. YOUTUBE: WEBSITE: Our other websites and free resources: CHURCH: FREE SERMONS: FREE BOOKS: DAILY DEVOTIONALS: JESUS CHRIST: BIBLE COLLEGE: E-LEARNING: COUNSELING: MUSIC: MINISTERS FELLOWSHIP: CHURCH APP: CHURCHES: This book may be freely used by individuals, small groups, churches, and ministries, for non-commercial purposes. These are not to be sold and must be distributed freely.

Maya Angelou

Author: Gail B. Stewart

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420502042

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 6934

With the publication of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in 1969, Maya Angelou revolutionized poetry through her depiction of the personal lives of African American women. According to Hilton Als, up to that time, black female writers were unable to represent themselves as the central figures in the literature they wrote. This compelling volume provides a critical biography of Maya Angelou. Supporting social studies and biography assignments, this book will introduce readers to Angelou's childhood, her various literary successes, and her immense impact on the world of poetry and culture.

Writing African American Women: A-J

Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331978

Category: African American women in literature

Page: 534

View: 4757

"Contributors look at the writers and their works from a feminist-womanist perspective, and address issues relating to race, class, and gender. Topical entries, e.g., "Work," "Protest Tradition," "Religion," "The Use of Myth," and "Memory," provide a rich context for the literature."--Choice review.