RIP Maya Angelou


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‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ – Maya Angelou

Readers will never forget how Maya Angelou made them feel. Angelou was a fascinating woman and lived a full, and difficult, life. Her writing was bittersweet and seemed to flow so easily; her poetry was candid and graceful. Angelou put her personal experience as an African-American woman at the centre of all of her literary work and she never let hardships defeat her (see her poem ‘And Still I Rise’). I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is a wonderful book, if you want to read something by her then start there.