My Journey with Maya

My Journey with Maya


A outstanding tale of friendship, love, and courage

When Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he used to be twenty-one and she or he was once fifty-eight. For the subsequent twenty-eight years, they shared an not going, designated bond. Angelou was once a instructor and a maternal determine to Smiley, and so they talked usually, of artwork, politics, heritage, race, faith, tune, love, goal, and--more than anything--courage. braveness to be open, to persist with goals, to think in oneself.

In My trip with Maya, Smiley remembers a pleased friendship stuffed to the brim with gleaming conversation--in Angelou's gardens surrounded by way of her caged birds, earlier than lectures, sharing food, and on breaks from all of it, they sought one another out for convenience, recommendation, and chiefly else, friendship.

It all started while he, a contemporary collage graduate and a negative child from an important relations within the Midwest, used to be invited to hitch the respected author on a sojourn to Africa. He will be dealing with her luggage, yet Maya did not allow that cease a friendship ready to ensue. Angelou was once beneficiant, difficult, and inspirational. Like a mom to him, she used to be selfless.

Here Tavis Smiley stocks his own thoughts of Maya Angelou, of a decades-long friendship with certainly one of history's so much attention-grabbing girls, one that left as indelible an imprint on American tradition as she did on him.

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