Literati Bookstall remembers Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928). She is best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her first seventeen years. It brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award. She has been awarded over 30 honorary degrees and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Diiie.
- James Baldwin analyzes the racial problems that exist in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”
- Art from the Lockhart River
- Bob Dylan is finally recognized for his contribution to world literature
- Short works of Somerset Maugham
- Leonard Cohen narrates the history of ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’