Yesterday, we were saddened to hear of the death of legendary author Dr Maya Angelou.
In 1970, Dr Angelou rose to prominence following the release of ‘I know Why the Caged Bird Sings‘, a frank memoir which detailed a life of racism and abuse during her childhood.
Dr Angelou had strong ties to Africa. In 1961, she worked as an associate editor for the Arab Observer in Cairo, Egypt. In 1962-1965, she moved to Ghana where she had roles as an administrator at the University of Ghana, worked as a writer for the African Review, Radio Ghana and the Ghanaian Times.
Her legacy lives on through her powerful poetry and the positive affirmations that she was most known for.
Dr Angelou was 86.
Last year Dr Angelou was joined by photographer Elliott Erwitt, astronaut Jim Lovell and model China Machado in a Cole Haan campaign titled ‘Born in 1928’.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
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