Maya Angelou, author, poet, storyteller, playwright, and performer is considered one of the great voices of African-American literature and experience. Her five autobiographies describe growing up black in the South. Her works reflect the humiliation and hardships of poverty and discrimination, as well as the dignity of those who survive it.
Biography section under Angelou, Maya
Afro-American women authors—20th century
Afro-American women authors—20th century—Biography
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