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 (ăn′jə-lo͞o′), Maya Originally Marguerite Johnson. 1928-2014.
American poet, playwright, and novelist best known for her autobiographical novels, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970).


(Biography) Maya, real name Marguerite Johnson. 1928–2014, US Black novelist, poet, and dramatist. Her works include the autobiographical novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) and its sequels


(ˈæn dʒəˌlu)
Maya (Marguerite Johnson), born 1928, U.S. poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.
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After young Angelou was molested, she and her brother returned to live with their grandmother in Stamps.
The US president said that Angelou, who has died aged 86, was a "a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman", the BBC reported.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has led tributes to author and poet Dr Maya Angelou, who became one of the most respected civil rights voices in the US.
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WASHINGTON -- Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, the North Carolina University where she taught said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 28 (KUNA) -- Following the passing away of 86 year old American icon Maya Angelou on Wednesday, President Barack Obama remembered her as "a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.
Maya Angelou spent her entire life being a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
My Roots, My Culture opens at Northumbria University for a month-long run on March 7 and offers a photographic insight into the first six months of the Angelou Centre's BAM
Mom & Me & Mom is narrated by Maya Angelou herself and chronicles her amazing life with a focus on her relationship with her mother, and reveals the underlying struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter.
Given on a program that featured stellar guests--Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, and Jessye Norman, to name but three--the full-company work seemed like an ambitious piece d'occasion.
Maya Angelou, the celebrated author, poet, educator and activist, became the newest graduate of the University of Redlands when she was presented with an honorary degree after speaking to a packed Memorial Chapel Wednesday night.