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Maya Angelou

(b. 1928) American novelist and poet

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Christopher Benfey

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

Born in St Louis, Missouri, she grew up in Arkansas and California. She toured Europe in Porgy and Bess before ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Jul 2014
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Encyclopedias
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75 words

She is best known for six volumes of autobiography, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970 ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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1,085 words

A prolific author, with a successful career as a singer, actress, and dancer, Maya Angelou became one of America's most ...

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Literature
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167 words

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St. Louis-born author, singer, dancer, playwright, and stage and screen actress, long resident in California, has achieved

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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History
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727 words

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critically acclaimed autobiographer, playwright, poet, and director. Born Marguerite Johnson on 4 April

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Angelou, Maya (b. 4 April 1928)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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1,879 words

(b. 4 April 1928), ...

author and performer. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bailey

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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343 words

(1928–), writer, born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. She lived with her grandmother in segregated Stamps, Arkansas, ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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2,251 words

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1928. Because her brother Bailey could not say ...

Angelou, Maya

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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Literature
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890 words

(b. 1928), autobiographer, poet, educator, actress, dancer. ...

Responding to her granddaughter Maya Angelou's decision to stop talking after being

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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122 words

long resident in California, has achieved most success with her frank and warm-hearted autobiographical accounts of her life as a young black woman in America, ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Current Version:
2003
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History
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266 words

Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President ...

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