By Maya Angelou
All God's youngsters desire touring sneakers takes Maya to Ghana, the place she joins a group of black american citizens. In a bright get together of the points of interest, sounds, and emotions of Africa, Maya Angelou additionally explores what it capability to be African-American at the mom continent, the place colour not issues, yet the place American-ness asserts itself in methods either confusing and heartbreaking. once more, she longs for domestic.
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She couldn’t believe in my ignorance. I said, “I don’t know. ” She had begun to smile, and I heard her sarcasm. “I don’t know his name. ” I knew that hostility would gain me nothing but the front door, so I tried to charm her. ” I gave her a little submissive smile and knew that if I got a job I’d never speak to her again. She dismissed my attempt at flattery by saying curtly, “I am the receptionist. It is my job to know everyone in the building,” and picked up the morning paper. ” She looked up from the page and smiled patronizingly.
It was not unknown for some Big Men and their women to treat the servant class as slaves. They were generally unpopular, and in safe company they were ridiculed, but their power was threatening and little was said of them in public. A smiling T. D.
Du Bois and his wife Shirley Graham had been personally invited by the President to spend the rest of their lives in Ghana. Dr. Hunton had come from the United States with his wife Dorothy to work with Dr. Du Bois on the ambitious Encyclopedia Africana. The rest of the Black Americans, who buzzed mothlike on the periphery of acceptance, were separated into four distinct groups. There were over forty families, some with children, who had come simply and as simply moved into the countryside hoping to melt onto the old landscape.