And Still I Rise

A Book of Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 030780206X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Thus begins “Phenomenal Woman,” just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou’s third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh—and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it. “It is true poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has observed, “not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes.”

And Still I Rise

Author: Doreen Lawrence

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571288456

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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'This book for me is a warning as well as a reminder. May you never experience what I have experienced.' In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of young white men on a street in south-east London. From the first police investigation onwards, the case was badly mishandled. In the end, long after the case against the five suspects had been dropped, the government had to give in to mounting pressure and hold a public inquiry, which became the most explosive in British legal history. These facts leave the reader unprepared for Doreen Lawrence's own story of her son's murder. In this raw, honest book, she writes frankly about her childhood, about her struggle for a decent life for herself and her children and her hopes for her bright, motivated son. Her account of the murder and the botched and insensitive investigation by the Metropolitan Police is deeply moving. She recreates the pain, frustration and bafflement she experienced as she realised that there might never be a moment when she could say to herself that justice had been done. A cold case review led to the discovery of DNA evidence in 2009. In November 2011, two of the alleged members of the gang that killed Stephen were finally brought to trial at the Old Bailey. A guilty verdict was pronounced on 3 January 2012. 'To be put alongside Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom or the works of Maya Angelou.' Andrew Billen, The Times

And, Still I Rise

Women's Compilation Project

Author: Bridget Burns- Diarrassouba,Shirley Poitier,Phyllis Powell,Gabriela Rivero,Normia Vazquez Scales,Judith Watkins,Velma White,Sheila Baldwin-Williams,Marsha Clarke,Cynthia Lucus,Yolanda Dupree,Betty Efemini,Lisa Frank,Angela Patterson,Chenise Payton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998614809


Page: N.A

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And, Still I Rise is an anthology of feminine voices that is as richly diverse as it is startlingly original. Encompassing spirituality, falling in love, choosing to call another country home, accepting God's calling, finding creativity, care-taking, and other life-changing experiences, And, Still I Rise is a collection of inspiration, faith, hope, and love that will inspire all who read it. The Women¿s Compilation Project is hosted by Mutual Partners Association, a nonprofit organization that implement after-school and summer programs for youth in urban communities.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410359255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Gifts from God

Author: Kimberly G. Jackson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449736750

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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This book was written to bring words of encouragement to the reader and to let them know that they are not alone when it comes to God. He loves us all, and you are never alone when you call upon the Savior. These poems are truly Gifts from God. I asked God what he wanted me to do, and he told me to give these poems to everyone, to the world. From the first poem to the last, these poems tell you about the love and beauty all around us in a world that can be a little chaotic. Grab a moment of peace, beauty, inspiration, and, above all else, love! These are my gifts to you.


Putting Life Back Together After Loss a Love Story

Author: M.L. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465316196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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Put Your Life Back Together With This New Book Author from Louisiana shares her views and experiences about losing loved ones and recovering effectively from the loss Metairie, LA (Release Date November 1, 2006) The death of a loved one is undoubtedly the most painful event in any persons life. The survivors can be left with deep pain and regret which often prevent them from moving on with life. For award-winning author M.L. Davis, this book became one womans attempt to write her way through pain and sorrow, and the writing gave her the ability to cope with her loss and the realities of life we all must face. The result is a powerful book Pieces, released through Xlibris. Based on the authors experience, Pieces is a chronological account of a period in a womans life during which life-altering events take place. The story leads the reader on a journey through emotions and lessons experienced by a woman coping with loss while attempting to live her life passionately and effectively. People who have suffered a personal loss or tragedy will be able to relate to this book as it focuses on the many aspects of life like marriage, death, divorce, and relationships. It offers readers coping skills for dealing with their loss and moving on with their lives. Pieces is a well-written, heartwarming book that you cannot afford to miss. To order a copy, feel free to visit your local bookstore or go online at today.

Six White Doves & One Pink Rose

Author: J. Brown

Publisher: best global publishing

ISBN: 1847474586

Category: Medical

Page: 68

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Description This is a collection of prayers and poems created over many years to offer comfort and above all self-belief. This collection gives an amazing perception that everybody has certain pathways. As much as we try to avoid the wrong pathways, we very often tend to head straight for them. This book and the poetry it contains reflects Josephine's experiences from caring for an ill son, to major operations and disability. Many of the poems allude to Josephine's strong religious identity. This is an extremely strong collection of poetry from an extremely strong woman. About the Author After recovering from polio meningitis at aged 6 and being 'home alone' for 4 years. I'd taught myself how to read and write. I returned to school for the final year wherein I won a writing prize at The Royal Albert Hall five times. I went on to work in the legal profession until 2001 when I became David's (son) carer. Having had a turbulent life I compiled two poetry books. I have won certificates from Lookout Magazine and The National Library of Poets - Welwyn Hatfield Times covered these events. Between 1993 until 2003 I became dedicated to securing David's freedom from oppression.

Breathing Space

A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

Author: Heidi Neumark

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This book is a song of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for the people whose courageous witness has transfigured this community-and this pastor. Thanksgiving for the gift of these stories that cry out to be told and retold because in the midst of death they rise to fill the air with life. Breathing Space is the story of a young woman, Heidi Neumark, and the Hispanic and African-American Lutheran church-aptly named Transfiguration-that took a chance calling on a pastor from a starkly different background. Despite living and working in a milieu of overwhelming poverty and violence, Neumark and the congregation encounter even more powerful forces of hope and renewal. This is the story of a church and a community creating space for new life and breath in a place where children suffer the highest asthma rates in the nation. It's also the story of a young woman-working, raising her children, and struggling for spiritual breathing space. Through poignant, intimate stories, Neumark charts her journey alongside her parishioners as pastor, church, and community grow in wisdom and together experience transformation.