Doorzoek de site
Onze site gebruikt cookies om diensten te leveren, prestaties te verbeteren, voor analyse en (indien je niet ingelogd bent) voor advertenties. Door LibraryThing te gebruiken erken je dat je onze Servicevoorwaarden en Privacybeleid gelezen en begrepen hebt. Je gebruik van de site en diensten is onderhevig aan dit beleid en deze voorwaarden.
LedenBesprekingenPopulariteitWaarderingFavoriet   Evenementen   
30,719 (38,786)592572 (3.99)117
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts, a PBS special for which she received a Golden Eagle Award. She was a three-time Grammy winner. She died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Ik weet waarom gekooide vogels zingen
… (meer)
Ik weet waarom gekooide vogels zingen 13,275 exemplaren, 204 besprekingen
Het hart van een vrouw 2,272 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now 1,757 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Dans om het bestaand 1,360 exemplaren, 14 besprekingen
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou 1,129 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
Een lange reis naar huis 1,063 exemplaren, 11 besprekingen
Letter to My Daughter 1,045 exemplaren, 24 besprekingen
Zingen en swingen 1,020 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Maya Angelou: Poems 921 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
Zelfs de sterren schijnen eenzaam 692 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women 591 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
A song flong up to heaven 582 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
Mom & Me & Mom 565 exemplaren, 48 besprekingen
And Still I Rise 475 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Life Doesn't Frighten Me 447 exemplaren, 20 besprekingen
On the Pulse of Morning 419 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem 355 exemplaren, 10 besprekingen
I Shall Not Be Moved (Auteur) 312 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me 310 exemplaren, 8 besprekingen
Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer 154 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
The Poetry of Maya Angelou 102 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Kofi and His Magic 98 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me 81 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Now Sheba Sings the Song 75 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? 58 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute 54 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Love's Exquisite Freedom 14 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Maya Angelou 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Phänomenale Frauen 4 exemplaren
Amazing Peace and Other Poems 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Down in the Delta 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Mrs. Flowers: A Moment of Friendship 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Our Grandmothers 3 exemplaren
Lady B 2 exemplaren
The aristocrat 2 exemplaren
En toch heradem ik 1 exemplaar
They Came to Stay 1 exemplaar
Je reprendrais bien un peu de rêve 1 exemplaar, 1 bespreking
The Runaway 1 exemplaar
Sporen op een pad (Introductie) 1,240 exemplaren, 17 besprekingen
The Best American Essays of the Century (Medewerker) 715 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Not Without Laughter (Introductie, sommige edities) 570 exemplaren, 10 besprekingen
Written by Herself, Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women (Medewerker) 403 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (Medewerker) 391 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (Medewerker) 340 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Introductie, sommige edities) 339 exemplaren, 6 besprekingen
I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America (Voorwoord) 332 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (Medewerker) 185 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (Medewerker) 160 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats (Voorwoord) 155 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (Medewerker) 128 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
All the Colors of the Race (Verteller, sommige edities) 114 exemplaren, 14 besprekingen
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (Medewerker) 101 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Roots [1977 TV miniseries] (Actor) 86 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Read and Rise (Voorwoord) 80 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (Medewerker) 78 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (Medewerker) 68 exemplaren, 30 besprekingen
Black Women Writers at Work (Medewerker) 63 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
African Canvas: The Art of West African Women (Voorwoord, sommige edities) 49 exemplaren
Facing Evil: Light at the Core of Darkness (Medewerker) 44 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
In My Mother's Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family (Medewerker) 31 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Virago Is 40 (Medewerker) 29 exemplaren
African American Lives [2006 TV episode] (Verteller) 29 exemplaren, 3 besprekingen
Women: A World Report (Medewerker) 29 exemplaren
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (Medewerker) 27 exemplaren
Elmo Saves Christmas [1996 film] (Actor) 17 exemplaren
Bittersweet (Medewerker) 9 exemplaren
Shall We Dance? (Voorwoord) 7 exemplaren

Top leden (werken)

Favoriete auteur van

Je moet ingelogd zijn om Algemene Kennis te mogen bewerken.
Voor meer hulp zie de helppagina Algemene Kennis .
Gangbare naam
Officiële naam
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Land (voor op de kaart)
Plaats van overlijden
Oorzaak van overlijden
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Literaire agenten
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Prijzen en eretitels
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Korte biografie
Informatie afkomstig uit de Engelse Algemene Kennis. Bewerk om naar jouw taal over te brengen.
Maya Angelou (pronounced /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/;[1] born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)[2] is an American autobiographer and poet. Having been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton, she is best known for her series of six autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences.[3] The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), focuses on the first seventeen years of her life, brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award.

Angelou has had a long and varied career, holding jobs such as fry cook, dancer, actress, journalist, educator, television producer, and film director. She was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Angelou has been highly honored for her body of work, including being awarded over 30 honorary degrees and the nomination of a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie.[4] Since the 1990s, she has had a busy career on the lecture circuit, making about 80 appearances a year. Since 1991, Angelou has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List.

With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She became recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for blacks and women

Deelnemer aan LibraryThing Vroege Recensenten

Maya Angelou's boek Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry was beschikbaar via LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Maya Angelou's boek Mom & Me & Mom was beschikbaar via LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Beoordeling door leden

Gemiddelde: (3.99)
0.5 9
1 58
1.5 12
2 218
2.5 51
3 984
3.5 219
4 2164
4.5 182
5 1709

Afbeeldingen auteur (5)

(bekijk de 5 afbeeldingen)


Over | Contact | | Privacy/Voorwaarden | Help/Veelgestelde vragen | Blog | Winkel | APIs | TinyCat | Nagelaten Bibliotheken | Vroege Recensenten | Algemene kennis | 180,019,387 boeken! | Bovenbalk: Altijd zichtbaar