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Prabinawal 1 Name Instructor Institution 15/05/2017 Maya Angelou Maya Angelou is one of the celebrated women not only in America, but also in the entire world. She is an African American who was born in 1928, in St. Louis, with an origin from West Africa. Her elder brother nicknamed her Maya, though her full name was Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was first a sex worker and a nightclub performer before becoming a journalist in Egypt and Ghana. This was during the era of Africa Decolonization. She then became a writer and authored several poems, and novel. She earned her first professorship of American studies in 1982 and performed her poem during the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. This made her the first ever African American lady to have performed in an inauguration ceremony. She instantly earned respect for being the spokesperson for women and black people. She was ready to fight and defend her black culture as well as her skin color. By then, the American society had been swallowed by racism and discrimination. Favors and jobs were being awarded based on skin color and the social status one had in the society. During her journey of growing and becoming a fine lady, her mother happened to have a mischievous boyfriend. The mother’s boyfriend sexually abused her and was later arrested, but justice was not served. The boyfriend was released after a day, and this is what made her silent. She developed an extra ordinary memory based on what she was going through. Her love to
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Prabinawal 2 books and literature pieces grew in the process. Her prowess in authoring books and poems was
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