Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now - Maya Angelou Reviews
Description:ISBN 0553569074 / Genre: Biography / Author: Maya Angelou / Edition: Reissue / Paperback / 160 Pages / Book is published 2004-12-28 by Bantam Books / The woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory, says the author of this book. ... more
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now - Maya Angelou ... She writes about family, argues for spirituality and grace, insists on the importance of laughter and style, and reflects on brutality and crime.
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