Mom and Me and Mom

Mom and Me and Mom

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'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 a Me a 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 a Me a Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.9 Neither my brother nor I had any idea of what our father was like, but Mother thought that at least he should get to know his children. She arranged for us to ... Inside the house, Bailey Sr. filled the small living room. His wife sat on the sofa, stillanbsp;...


Title:Mom and Me and Mom
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-03-26
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