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U.S Author And Poet Maya Angelou Passes On At Age 85

29 May 2014 And finally, celebrated US author and poet Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86.

Angelou provided eloquent commentary on race, gender and living life to its fullest in poems and memoirs such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which brought her wide acclaim after its 1970 publication. She released her latest work, “Mom & Me & Mom,” in early 2013.

In October last year, Maya Angelou received a Norman Mailer lifetime achievement award in New York.

MAYA ANGELOU

“Imagine it. A black girl from a little village in Arkansas, smaller than this little town here, this little village, imagine it. Now considered one of the most important writers. Imagine it.”

Maya Angelou possesses a long list of achievements including seven autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry and an astounding 30 honorary doctoral degrees.

She died on Wednesday at the age of 85.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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