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Africana - Biographies


  
Black Profiles in Courage
A Legacy of African-American Achievement
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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In this ideal introduction to black history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar examines the lives of heroic African Americans and offers their stories as inspiring examples for young people, who too rarely encounter positive black role models in history books or in the  [ more ]

  
Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe
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Chinua Achebe is the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known -- and best selling -- novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not  [ more ]

  
Rabble-Rouser for Peace
The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu
by John Allen
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To be a rabble-rouser for peace may seem to be a contradiction in terms. And yet it is the perfect description for Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and spiritual father of a democratic South Africa. Tutu understood that justice -- a  [ more ]

  
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
by Maya Angelou
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"A Song Flung Up To Heaven" opens with Maya's return from Africa, where she has been living for four years. She leaves behind a 19-year-old son, a husband from whom she is separated, and the new man in her life,  [ more ]

  
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
by Maya Angelou
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"Thoroughly enjoyable . . . an important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American."--Los Angeles Times Book Review.  [ more ]

  
Even the Stars Look Lonesome
by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with her unforgettable books. In the bestseller, "Even the Stars Look Lonesome" -- a glorious continuation of "Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now" -- she shares more vital lessons gleaned  [ more ]

  
Gather Together in My Name
by Maya Angelou
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In Gather Together in My Name Maya Angelou continues her stunning autobiography. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and mellow, she fills the pages with both wisdom and wonder as she brings us along in her struggle and dance through  [ more ]

  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began....  [ more ]

  
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
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This engaging book chronicles the changes in Maya Angelou's life as she enters the hub of activity that is New York. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, she rededicates herself to writing, and finds love at an unexpected moment. Reflecting  [ more ]

  
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is  [ more ]


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