Maya was a Sister, mother, poet, educator, author and much, much more. I remember reading the first of her autobiographical books, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ (1969) way back in the eighties. It is one of a
few reads which not only educated me, but also touched me deeply.
Another one of her works which never fails to give me goose bumps, everytime I read or listen to it being recited, is one of her well known poems: 'Still I Rise'.
Click on the U-Tube link below and sample the treat, courtesy of Maya herself.
You have made a most valued contribution to this world.