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A celebrated poet, teacher, and lecturer who has taught at the University of California, the University of Kansas, and the University of Ghana, among other places, Angelou has been honored for her academic and humanistic contributions as a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar and a Yale University Fellow.
While in Ghana, she worked for the African Review as feature editor. In the Angelou served as northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the invitation of Dr. She has received presidential appointments from President Gerald Ford, who asked her to serve on the U.
Braxton on the Observance of International Women's Year. Without a doubt, Maya Angclou is America's most visible black woman autobiographer.
While black women writers might share traditional motivations for writing autobiography, other motives derive from their unique experiences. In the eyes of the predominantly white and male culture, women, and particularly black women, speak as "others," which is to say that, at least as lar as the awareness of the dominant group is concerned, the black woman speaks from a position of margmality.
And yet, against all odds, she comes to self-awareness and finds herself at the center of her own experience. Veiled though she might be even twice veiled, thrice if she should be a member of a sexual minoritythe black woman autobiographer possesses her own self-conscious vision of herself and her community.
In J Know Why the Caged Bird Smgs, she focuses almost entirely on the inner spaces of her emotional and personal life, crafting a "literary" autobiography that becomes not merely a personal record hut also a stage on which the sins of the past can be recalled and rituals of healing and reconciliation enacted.
As I have suggested elsewhere, Cayed Bird "is perhaps the most aesthetically satisfying autobiography written by a black woman in the years immediately following the Civil Rights era.
Cayed Bud has been studied by many critics; it still resonates, even with readers generations beyond its original audience. And Angelou's audience has increased along with her public 5 Symbolic Geography and Psychic Landscapes stature. The New York Times reported that "the week after Angelou's recitation of'On the Pulse of the Morning' at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, Caged Bird's sales increased by nearly percent, forcing Bantam to reprint approximatelycopies of the autobiography and Angelou's other works.
According to Lyman B. Hagan, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, lauded by many as a literary classic which should be read and taught to all African American young people, is one of the ten books most frequently targeted for exclusion from high school and junior high school libraries and classrooms.
Poet and critic Opal Moore puts it this way: Simultaneously, Caged Bird's profoundly moral stance challenges its audience to confront the contradictions of life and to create positive change, beginning with one's self and then one's community.
As such, the task that Angelou set out for herself as a writer must be acknowledged as one of exceeding complexity; she seeks to inspire and to direct. Angelou employs two distinct voices in Caged Bird, that of the mature narrator and that of the girlchild whom Angelou calls "the Maya character" and whom I call Marguerite.
Speaking of this dichotomy, Angelou told Claudia Tate, "I have to be so internal, and yet while writing, I have to be apart from the story so that I don't fall into indulgence.
Whenever I speak about the books, I always think in terms of the Maya character.MBN:The Monte Bubbles Network, soon to be your source for news on the net MBN, Monte Bubbles Network/Mountebatten Broadcasting Network This is the home of the Monte Bubbles Network and its new business associate, MounteBatten Broadcasting iridis-photo-restoration.com to be the internet's main source for news and entertainment.
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