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Amanda Jagwandan Jagwandan 1 Christopher Schmersahl ENC1101 10 October 2016 HEROISM Heroism is associated with persons who have shown outstanding achievements and qualities which are noble and these achievements have greatly influenced and impacted on the lives of many. One does not assume heroism on their own accord but does so from the recognition by other people as so and many look up to him as a role model. Maya Angelou is hailed as a writer who moved masses at an International level and impacted widely on the liberation of the African- American populace. Angelou, born in 1928, came to the limelight with the publication of her poem, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969. A little description of Maya could be an American poet, a civil rights activist, and a memoirist. Heroism depicts outstanding achievements which are seen to impact on a group or the whole community. I will discuss in the prevailing paragraphs the reason why I take Maya Angelou to be a Heroine. Central to my argument is that a Hero or a Heroine must have an influence on the people and their actions must impact greatly in a community or the whole world ( Redmond) . At around 1969, black female writers were discriminated and sidelined in the literature world and few if any were able to have their work published. These persons were not in a position to express their stories as the central focus of their literature works and publicly discuss their personal lives. ‘’I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’’ was published as a life autobiography of Maya Angelou, an African American and is seen as a defense of the black
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