Mom and Me and Mom

Mom and Me and Mom

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2014
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Synopsis

'In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844089154
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 186g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm

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Mom and Me and Mom
Superb read
You know before you start this book that it will be a phenomenal read for two reasons... we all know how brilliant Maya Angelou is but also Barack Obama wh... READ MORE
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