Maya Angelou: A Critical Companion

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Index
Abrams, Meyer H., 29,80,81, 133-34
Adams, Henry, 53
Adday, Comfort (Ghanaian beautician), 141, 144,152
Africa: and contemporary poets, 18, 49-50; Egyptian setting, 126-32; Ghanaian setting, 139-63; identification with, 143,157; images of, 41-42; and motherhood, 158,159; romanticization of, 144-45; and slave narrative, 8,142,146,159, 163
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, 8-9,32,41-42,46,54; alterative reading, 159-63; character development, 146-57; in The Heart of a Woman, 89,127,129, 133; plot development, 142-46; point of view, 140-41; setting, 141- 42; style and literary devices, 158- 59; thematic issues, 157-58
Angelos, Tosh (Maya's first husband), 7,102,105,109,110,126,127
Angelou, Maya (author): birth of son, 6; career in the arts, 7-8,24-25; childhood, 4-5; children's books, 23-24; devotion to family, 11-12; education, 15-16; marriage to Tosh Angelos, 7; marriage to Paul Du Feu, 13-14; political involvement, 8,9; rape and seduction, 5; romance with Vusumzi Make, 8; special awards, 25-26; work schedule, 14-15; years in Africa, 8-9. See also All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes; Even the Stars Look Lonesome; Gather Together in My Name; The Heart of a Woman; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; "My Grandson, Home at Last"; Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas; Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Angelou, Maya (character)
in All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, 139-63; friendship with Du

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