Maya Angelou, de son vrai nom Marguerite Johnson, est une po√©tesse, √©crivain, actrice et militante afro-am√©ricaine n√©e le 4 avril 1928 √† Saint-Louis, Missouri (√Čtats-Unis). Elle est une figure importante du mouvement am√©ricain pour les droits civiques. Elle est devenue une figure embl√©matique de la vie artistique et politique outre-Atlantique o√Ļ ses livres sont au programme des √©coles.
Dr. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom.
A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves, Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. Dr. Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, A Song Flung Up to Heaven and Even the Stars Look Lonesome. In 1981,
Dr. Angelou has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and in 2004, she received a Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Spoken Word Album." Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University and has garnered over 50 honorary degrees from colleges and universities worldwide.