The Heart of A WomaneBook - 2009
Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter.
Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us.
From Library Staff
The fourth installment in Angelou's biography, this book covers the author's departure from California with her son, her years as a writer in Harlem and a participant civil rights movement, and her move to Africa with her new husband.
Angelou is the only author to get repeat billing on this list, and that is because this fifth book of her memoirs tells the inside story of the civil rights movement in the US - Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, UN protests, Cabaret for Freedom, Billy Holliday and more!