2 cassettes / 3 hours
Read by Maya Angelou
Two-time Grammy Award-winner Maya Angelou performs her memorable fourth volume of autobiography, which began so auspiciously with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
About the Author
Maya Angelou has written five volumes of autobiography as well as many books of poetry. Dr. Angelou is currently Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has won two Grammy Awards for her poetry, for On the Pulse of the Morning in 1993, and Phenomenal Woman in 1995. Both are available from Random House AudioBooks.
"Remarkable... a great lady moving right on through a great memoir." -- Kirkus Reviews
From the Paperback edition.