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Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie
by Maya Angelou

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Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie by Maya Angelou

From this best-selling author comes a marvellous collection of poetry. Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of the people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice. Lyrical, tender poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into 'hate and hateful wrath' in an unforgettable picture of the hopes and concerns of one of America's finest contemporary Black writers.

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Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie Reviews


Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of our survival * JAMES BALDWIN *
Maya Angelou writes from the heart and her language rings clear and true . . . Whether joyful, sad or playful, her poems speak with delicacy and depth of feeling * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
It is true poetry she is writing . . . it has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity * M.F.K. Fisher *
Maya Angelou liberates and exhilarates through her magical, lyrical, mystical medium - poetry * Mary Bryce, TRIBUNE *

About Maya Angelou


Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world.

She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.

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NGR9780860682646
Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water 'Fore I Diiie by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1988-04-07
128
0860682641
9780860682646
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