Angelou Maya

  • Lettre à ma fille

    Angelou Maya

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 12 Janvier 2022

    « Contre la société, contre les préjugés d'un temps pas si lointain, elle a pris tous les risques » (Dinaw Mengestu).
    Dédié à la fille qu'elle n'a jamais eue, cet ouvrage est une succession de courts textes décrivant les souvenirs qui ont façonné la vie exceptionnelle de Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Féministe avant l'heure, après une enfance et une adolescence marquées par la violence, elle fréquentera le milieu intellectuel noir-américain et défendra sans relâche la condition des femmes noires. C'est grâce à l'écrivain James Baldwin qu'elle se mettra à écrire, après la mort de Martin Luther King, pour devenir l'auteure que l'on connaît aujourd'hui.

    Un récit captivant, dans lequel elle partage ses combats et les épreuves qui ont forgé son caractère dans la compassion et le courage.

  • Je sais pourquoi chante l'oiseau en cage

    Maya Angelou

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 30 Septembre 2009

    Dans ce récit, considéré aujourd'hui comme un classique de la littérature américaine, Maya Angelou relate son parcours hors du commun, ses débuts d'écrivain et de militante dans l'Amérique des années 1960 marquée par le racisme anti-Noir, ses combats, ses amours. Son témoignage, dénué de la moindre complaisance, révèle une personnalité exemplaire. A la lire, on mesure - mieux encore - le chemin parcouru par la société américaine en moins d'un demi-siècle...

  • Et pourtant je m'élève

    Maya Angelou

    • Seghers
    • 10 Février 2022

    « Vous entendrez la femme royale, la fille de la rue espiègle ; vous entendrez le prix de la survie de la femme noire et vous entendrez sa générosité. » James Baldwin.

    Longtemps, Maya Angelou a été méconnue du public français, avant d'être célébrée à sa juste mesure depuis 2008 pour ses romans autobiographiques, dont le célèbre Je sais pourquoi chante l'oiseau en cage. Activiste et écrivaine, Angelou l'était bien sûr, mais elle se considérait aussi comme une poète. Au début de sa carrière, elle alternait la publication de chaque texte autobiographique avec un recueil. Et pourtant je m'élève, son troisième opus publié en 1978, demeure l'un de ses plus emblématiques. Composé de 32 poèmes, divisés en trois parties, il révèle une Maya Angelou dans sa pleine maturité poétique, tour à tour sentimentale ou engagée, évoquant aussi bien des motifs intimes (l'amour, la maternité, la famille), que les thèmes ouvertement politiques (les difficultés de la vie urbaine, la maltraitance, la drogue, le racisme du vieux Sud). Ce qui caractérise sa voix est une détermination sans faille à surmonter les épreuves, quelle qu'elles soient, et la confiance, la force, la fierté qu'elle puise dans son identité de femme noire. Si Maya Angelou réjouit le lecteur d'aujourd'hui, c'est parce que son sens de la provocation et de la formule ne se départit jamais d'humour et ne verse jamais ni dans le désespoir, ni le communautarisme ou la haine de l'autre. Elle est cette femme phénoménale dont le poème éponyme brosse le portrait, et nous enjoint de le devenir à notre tour :
    Je dis, C'est le feu dans mes yeux, Et l'éclat de mes dents, Le swing de mes hanches, Et la gaieté dans mes pieds.
    Je suis une femme, Phénoménalement, Femme phénoménale, C'est ce que je suis.

  • Tant que je serai noire

    Maya Angelou

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 30 Septembre 2009

    Figure emblématique de l'histoire des Etats-Unis, Maya Angelou s'est engagée corps et âme dans le XXe siècle américain. Tant que je serai noire débute en 1957 lorsque, décidée à devenir écrivain, elle part avec son fils, Guy, pour rejoindre Harlem, épicentre de l'activité intellectuelle des Noirs américains. Elle participe aux bouleversements de l'époque et rencontre des artistes comme Billie Holiday et James Baldwin, et les leaders du mouvement des droits civiques, Malcolm X et Martin Luther King. Enfin, conquise par Vusumzi Make, qui se bat pour la liberté des Noirs d'Afrique du Sud, elle part vivre en Afrique, théâtre des luttes anticolonialistes, où elle devient journaliste. Ce récit autobiographique dessine le portrait d'une femme exceptionnelle qui a intégré, jusqu'au coeur de sa vie intime, une véritable révolution mondiale, culturelle et politique.

  • Rassemblez-vous en mon nom

    Maya Angelou

    • Noir sur blanc
    • 20 Août 2020

    Silhouette imposante, port de tête altier, elle fait résonner la voix d'une femme noire, fière et volontaire, qui va devoir survivre dans un monde d'une extrême dureté, dominé par les Blancs. Une voix riche et drôle, passionnée et douce qui, malgré les discriminations, porte l'espoir et la joie, l'accomplissement et la reconnaissance, et défend farouchement son droit à la liberté.

    Après l'inoubliablement beau Je sais pourquoi chante l'oiseau en cage, Maya Angelou poursuit ici son cycle autobiographique. Maya Angelou fut poétesse, écrivaine, actrice, militante, enseignante et réalisatrice. Elle a mené de nombreux combats avant de devenir une icône contemporaine qui a inspiré la vie de millions de personnes. Elle a côtoyé Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X et James Baldwin. À sa mort, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, J. K. Rowling et beaucoup d'autres encore lui ont rendu hommage.

  • Lady B

    Maya Angelou

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 31 Août 2016

    Maya Angelou a raconté son extraordinaire vie dans de nombreuses autobiographies, qui ont remporté un vif succès. Pour la première fois, elle en partage l'aspect le plus intime : sa relation avec sa mère, Vivian Baxter, une femme d'une détermination à toute épreuve. Quand celle-ci vit que son mariage battait de l'aile, elle envoya Maya, trois ans, et son frère aîné chez leur grand-mère, à des centaines de kilomètres. La fillette vécut avec le sentiment d'avoir été abandonnée. Mais leurs retrouvailles, dix plus ans plus tard, marquèrent un nouveau départ. On découvre ici le long cheminement menant à leur réconciliation, de même que la façon dont s'est opérée la guérison et s'est développé entre les deux femmes une relation extrêmement forte qui permit à Maya Angelou de se hisser hors d'abîmes insondables pour atteindre des sommets insoupçonnés.
      Un formidable témoignage sur les relations mère-fille. Un chant d'amour. Christine Sallès, Psychologies.

  • Un billet d'avion pour l'Afrique

    Maya Angelou

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 3 Octobre 2012

    En 1962, Maya Angelou, de passage à Accra avec son fils, tente l'expérience du « retour » en Afrique. À l'époque, le Ghana, dirigé par Kwame Nkrumah, lutte pour l'émancipation du continent noir et fait figure de « terre promise » aux yeux des Noirs américains en quête de leurs racines. L'expérience se révèle difficile pour bien des membres de la diaspora, incapables de communiquer avec les Ghanéens et blessés par l'indifférence ou la méfiance que ceux-ci leur témoignent. Maya, qui trouve un emploi et apprend le fanti, rencontre notamment Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali et W.E.B. Du Bois pendant son séjour. En 1964, plus combative que jamais, elle prendra un billet d'avion pour l'Amérique.Une oeuvre dont le propos sur les identités atteint l'universel et reste d'une actualité brûlante. Éric Paquin, Voir.

  • La vie ne me fait pas peur

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    • Seghers
    • 8 Mars 2018

    Les fauves rugissants et les animaux gluants ? Ils ne me font pas peur.
    Les garçons de ma classe qui tirent sur ma tignasse ? Ils ne me font pas peur.
    Être seule, le soir, dans ma chambre plongée dans le noir ? Cela ne me fait pas peur du tout.
    À travers les mots d'une petite fille qui n'a pas froid aux yeux, Maya Angelou délivre son secret pour combattre les terreurs infantiles : s'ouvrir au pouvoir des rêves et de l'imaginaire...
    Une leçon de vie d'une grande dame des lettres, poétesse, conteuse et romancière afro-américaine, figure de la lutte pour les droits civiques.

  • I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

    Maya Angelou

    • Ballantine books inc.
    • 21 Avril 2009

    A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

  • AND STILL I RISE

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 8 Mai 1986

    Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. 'The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/ and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/ sings of freedom.' Of her poetry, KIRKUS REVIEWS has written, 'It is just as much a part of her biography as I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, GATHER TOGETHER in MY NAME, SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTING MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS, and HEART OF A WOMAN.

  • Anglais GATHER TOGETHER IN MY NAME

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 13 Mai 1985

    Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world. She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.

  • Life does not frighten me

    Maya Angelou/Jm Basq

    • Abrams uk
    • 17 Juin 2020

    Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn''t frighten me at all Maya Angelou''s brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves. Angelou''s strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou''s words and Basquiat''s paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness. Celebrating its successful 25 years in print, this brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art features brief, updated biographies of Angelou and Basquiat, an afterword from the editor, and a fresh new look. A selected bibliography of Angelou''s books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat''s works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts. Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn''t frighten me at all Maya Angelou''s brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves. Angelou''s strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou''s words and Basquiat''s paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness. In this brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art, brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat accompany the text and artwork, focusing on the strengths they took from their lives and brought to their work. A selected bibliography of Angelou''s books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat''s/b>, works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.

  • Anglais LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 4 Octobre 2012

    Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling lost friends such as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a lifelong endeavor, or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family."

  • HEART OF A WOMAN

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 7 Août 2008

    Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King. 'She has a great capacity for love, to give, and receive it' Margaret Busby

  • Anglais Maya angelou the complete poetry

    Maya Angelou

    • Random house us
    • 31 Mai 2015

    The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelous words live on in this complete collection of poetry. Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writers remarkable life. Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume--from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water fore I Diiie (Though theres one thing that I cry for / I believe enough to die for / That is every mans responsibility to man) to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in the poem Still I Rise (Out of the huts of historys shame / I rise / Up from a past thats rooted in pain / I rise) to her On the Pulse of Morning tribute at President William Jefferson Clintons inauguration (Lift up your eyes upon / The day breaking for you. / Give birth again / To the dream.). Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry also features her final long-form poems, including A Brave and Startling Truth, Amazing Peace, His Day Is Done, and the honest and endearing Mother: I feared if I let you go You would leave me eternally. You smiled at my fears, saying I could not stay in your lap forever This collection also includes the never-before-published poem Amazement Awaits, commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games: We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for At the lintel of the world we most need. We are here roaring and singing. We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us. Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelous most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher--a phenomenal woman for the ages.

  • ALL GOD''S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELLING SHOES

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 10 Août 1987

    A memoir about home and belonging, from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography, beginning with I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In the fifth volume, Maya Angelou emigrates to Ghana only to discover that 'you can't go home again' but she comes to a new awareness of love and friendship, civil rights and slavery - and the myth of mother Africa. 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

  • MOM AND ME AND MOM

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 6 Mars 2014

    @2@@18@'In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' @19@@16@@18@@19@@16@So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures.@3@@2@Anyone who's read the classic, @18@I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings@19@, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In @18@Mom @95@ Me @95@ Mom@19@, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, @18@Mom @95@@19@ @18@Me @95@ Mom @19@shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.@3@

  • SINGIN AND SWINGIN AND GETTIN MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 1 Mai 2008

    A memoir about motherhood and music from the bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of Porgy and Bess . 'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY 'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN

    Maya Angelou

    • Virago press ltd
    • 7 Août 2008

    Now a major Radio 4 drama. 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way back home, leaving behind her beloved - and now seriously teenage - son Guy, to finish university in Ghana. America is pulsing with the challenge of change, the civil rights movement is in full swing and that's where Maya Angelou wants to be, working alongside her friends Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. In this marvellous account, Maya Angelou provides, with her customary wisdom, compassion and wit, a first-hand record of an extraordinarily exciting and tragic political period. She writes of 'Jimmy' Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, and of friends and family, and finishes with the beginnings of her career as one of America's most impressive memoir writers.

  • PHENOMENAL WOMAN - FOUR POEMS CELEBRATING WOMEN

    Maya Angelou

    • Random house usa
    • 17 Janvier 1995

    A collection of beloved poems about women from the iconic Maya Angelou These four poems, Phenomenal Woman, Still I Rise, Weekend Glory, and Our Grandmothers, are among the most remembered and acclaimed of Maya Angelou's poems. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. These memorable poems have been reset and bound in a beautiful edition--a gift to keep and to give.

  • Poems

    Maya Angelou

    • Bantam
    • 1 Janvier 1996

    Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time.

  • THE HEART OF A WOMAN

    Maya Angelou

    • Random house usa
    • 21 Avril 2009

    In The Heart of a Woman , Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle of black Americans for their rightful place in the world. In the meantime, her personal life takes an unexpected turn. She leaves the bail bondsman she was intending to marry after falling in love with a South African freedom fighter, travels with him to London and Cairo, where she discovers new opportunities. The Heart of a Woman is filled with unforgettable vignettes of such renowned people as Billie Holiday and Malcom X, but perhaps most importantly chronicles the joys and the burdens of a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

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