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Tag Archives | Maya Angelou

Jenny’s Reads: Pan-African Writing and Great Local Reads

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A little over a month ago I interviewed Exclusive Books’ CEO Benjamin Trisk. He’s an amusing lunch and dinner partner and sniffs out good wines like a hungry terrier. But it wasn’t the wines or the food that interested me on this occasion. It was literature. Specifically, it was a conversation I’ve been waiting to […]

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Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!

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Today is the 84th birthday of celebrated author, Dr. Maya Angelou!  She has given inspiration to generation after generation with her warmth, kindness and the strength of her words. Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling […]

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The controversy of The Help and the Mammy figure

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The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett‘s The Help is currently on circuit in South Africa, and the book has enjoyed months on the New York Times bestseller list. While the movie deals with racism in 1960s America (which isn’t all that long ago), it might have an interesting angle for South Africans. After all, Eve of […]

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