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Song Flung up to Heaven

by Maya Angelou
| Item # P1199
Song Flung up to Heaven P1199
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In the sixth volume of her critically acclaimed landmark autobiography, Maya Angelou brings to a triumphant conclusion one of the most compelling, moving, and beautiful personal testimonies of hope, faith, and courage of this-or any-time. The journey chronicled in this final volume begins as she returns from Africa to work with Malcolm X, only to learn that he has just been assassinated. Searching for a "path back into life," she drifts from job to job-band singer in Hawaii, market researcher in Watts, actress in an experimental theater troupe in Los Angeles-until the terrible day when she watches Watts explode in violence, a riot she describes in unforgettable detail. Devastated and uncertain about the future, she moves to New York, where she makes a new life for herself amid a lively group of black artists, writers, and musicians that includes James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, Rosa Guy, Abbey Lincoln, and Max Roach. But then political activism calls to her again, this time in the voice of Martin Luther King, and she agrees to help him organize his Poor People's March on Washington. When King, too, is assassinated, Angelou goes into hibernation. How James Baldwin helped her to find her voice again, and put her on the path to writing I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings-the first line of which is the last line of A Song Flung Up to Heaven-is the crowning story of a book filled with tales from a life fully lived.

Product Information

  • AR Level5.9
  • AR Quiz Number69583
  • AR Quiz Points6
  • AuthorMaya Angelou
  • Page Count224
  • ISBN100553382039
  • ISBN139780553382037
  • PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
  • Year Published2003
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectBiography: literary
    Civil rights & citizenship
    Social & cultural history
    Biography: general
    Black & Asian studies
  • ImprintBantam

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