Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?; and the celebrated poems “On the Pulse of Morning,” which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, and “Amazing Peace,” which she read at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., in December 2005.
About the Author
Maya Angelou est une poetesse afro-americaine nee le 4 avril 1928 a Saint Louis, Missouri (Etats-Unis). Auteur de memoires, elle est aussi actrice. Elle est une figure importante du mouvement americain pour les droits civiques.