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James Baldwin and Maya Angelou, now there is a true literary meeting of the minds.


The Heart of a Woman

"The Heart of a Woman" is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, but perhaps the most important is the story of Maya Angelou's relationship with her son. Because this book chronicles, finally, the joys and burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she had cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.


A good book…

"A good book should leave you...slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it." #quotes #reading

A Wild Vortex of Books Flying Right at You. Wolfman's Books, Oakland definitely need to visit this book store one day