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With the death today of Maya Angelou at age 86 in North Carolina, America has lost one of its most influential voices and powerful minds of the 20th century. While many tributes to her will focus on her distinction as the first African-American female writer to become celebrated by American popular culture, Angelou’s gifts place …

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Maya Angelou writes poem in honour of Nelson Mandela

30 INDISPENSABLE WRITING TIPS FROM FAMOUS AUTHORS | Writing is easy: All you have to do is start writing, finish writing, and make sure its good. But heres some vastly more useful wisdom and advice from people who seriously know what the hell theyre talking about like Steinbeck, Stephen King, and Maya Angelou.

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9 Inspiring Maya Angelou Poems You Can Read Online

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors." -Maya Angelou