All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes
In this reissue of the fifth volume of Maya Angelou’s autobiography the author emigrates to Ghana only to find that you can’t go home again. She comes to a new understanding of the myth of mother Africa, slavery and civil rights.
Maya Angelou’s five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that ‘you can’t go home again’ but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery – and the myth of mother Africa