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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

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Written by Maya AngelouAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Maya Angelou

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 4, 1991
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73404-8 (0-679-73404-X)
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In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of “Revolutionist Returnees” inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African-American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters, but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name, this book confirms Maya Angelou's stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time.

“Angelou’s journey into Africa is a journey into herself, into that part of every Afro-American’s soul that is still wedded to Africa, that still yearns for home.”—Chicago Tribune Book World