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Maya Angelou



Maya Angelou, de son vrai nom Marguerite Johnson, est une poétesse, écrivain, actrice et militante afro-américaine née le 4 avril 1928 à Saint-Louis, Missouri (États-Unis). Elle est une figure importante du mouvement américain pour les droits civiques. Elle est devenue une figure emblématique de la vie artistique et politique outre-Atlantique où ses livres sont au programme des écoles.


Dr. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom.

A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves, Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. Dr. Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, A Song Flung Up to Heaven and Even the Stars Look Lonesome. In 1981,

Dr. Angelou has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and in 2004, she received a Grammy Award nomination in the « Best Spoken Word Album. » Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University and has garnered over 50 honorary degrees from colleges and universities worldwide.