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Title:
My journey with Maya
Author:
Smiley, Tavis, 1964- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

©2015
Physical Description:
viii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Tavis Smiley recounts the story of his friendship with Maya Angelou. Tavis Smiley and Maya Angelou met in 1986, when he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, music, religion, and race. In My Journey with Maya, Smiley beautifully recounts a friendship filled with conversation that began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, accompanied the revered writer on a sojourn to Ghana.--Publisher's description.
Language:
English
Contents:
The Motherland. Taking off -- "The ax forgets; the tree remembers" -- "Frailties and faults" -- "I do not care to dance" -- Living history -- Voices. Reentry -- What's in a name? -- What's in a word? -- The art of listening -- Grace and disgrace -- Courage. Breath -- The good word -- Advocacy versus accountability -- Shower the people.
Genre:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780316341752
Format :
Book