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  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

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  • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

  • By Cecil on 07-26-04

Rich with history and her-story.

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Reviewed: 04-17-18

this book touched my soul and reminded me of the struggles of Afroamericans and how we must continue to fight for the cause.