Comparing Maya Angelou's Life And Author Maya Angelou

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Poet and novelist Maya Angelou- born Marguerite Johnson- is born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents divorced when she was three, and she and her brother went to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. When she was eight, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. When she revealed what happened, her uncles kicked the culprit to death. Frightened by the power of her own tongue, Angelou chose not to speak for next five years .From this quiet beginning emerged a young woman who sang, danced and San Francisco with her mother and brother in 1940, Angelou began taking dance lessons, eventually auditioning for professional theater. However, her plans were put on hold when she had son at age 16. She moved to San Diego worked as a nightclub

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