Gather Together in My Name

Gather Together in My Name

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Random House, Inc.
Gather Together in My Name continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job–and from man to man. She tries to return home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya’s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations.

In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity.

Baker & Taylor
Following World War II, a Black mother contemplates prostitution after unsuccessfully searching for a decent job and a reliable man

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009
Edition: Random House Trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812980301
0812980301
Branch Call Number: B ANGELOU
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 21 cm

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thart Oct 19, 2011

(Read 5/2009). The second book in her autobiographical series (2 of 6). This book is set in her teen years after she had her son (at age 16). It was a bit of a shocker to discover via reading this book that she was at some point in her life the madame of a brothel, a prostitute in a brothel, and moved around more times in 3 years than I have probably in my entire life, and I have lived in 3 different states. It is the most off-putting in the series; but, if you hang on for number three you will not be disappointed because it is a much more fluid and interesting read, and has more of her reflections on life that I personally love and adore.

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