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by | Read by Lynne Thigpen

Biography & Memoir • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1986

Narrator Lynne Thigpen is the perfect choice to recount this poetic autobiographical sketch of Maya Angelou's visit to Africa in the '60's. Thigpen possesses the same rich contralto as Angelou, a melodious, flexible, simply beautiful voice. Her talent extends from a compassionate telling of Angelou's experiences to true character development through subtle tribal accents and various intonations and language patterns. Thigpen's portrayals encompass moods, as well as the essence of the person, be it a self-important Islamic male or a conceited, uncooperative female secretary. Angelou's astute observations and keen perceptions, her personal growth and self-realization, and her defining of her place in the world are all strongly brought out by Thigpen with humor, grace and reverence. J.H.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 1995

CS ISBN 0788701118 $42.00 • Five cassettes

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