The Heart of a Woman Background

The Heart of a Woman Background

The Heart of a Woman (1981) by Maya Angelou is the fourth book in her series of seven autobiographies. The Heart of a Woman tells the tale of Angelou as she leaves the world of show biz behind and moves to New York to become a writer and join the Harlem Writers’ guild, while attempting to become politically active as well as bring up her son, Guy.

In this book, we are taken through Angelou’s journey as she faces discrimination and difficulties on the basis of gender, race and the obstacles of motherhood and how she learns important lessons from these. The Heart of a Woman received positive reviews and was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club selection in 1997.

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