biographical name Maya 1928- originally Marguerite Annie Johnson American writer

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  • Angelou —   [ ændʒəluː], Maya, afroamerikanische Schriftstellerin, * Saint Louis (Missouri) 4. 4. 1928; seit 1981 Professor für Amerikanistik in Wake Forest (North Carolina). Ihre autobiographischen Werke vermitteln die Erfahrungen schwarzer Frauen, die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Angelou — Maya Angelou (* 4. April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; gebürtig Marguerite Johnson) ist eine US amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Professorin und Menschenrechtlerin. Sie ist eine führende Persönlichkeit der Emanzipationsbewegung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angelou — n. family name; Maya Angelou (born 1928) African American performer writer and civil rights activist, author of the autobiographical poetry collection I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Angelou — (1928– ) a US writer, singer and film director. Her best known book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), a true story of her difficult but successful life. In 1997 she directed her first film for television, Down in the Delta. * * * …   Universalium

  • Angelou — An•ge•lou [[t]ˈæn dʒəˌlu[/t]] n. big Maya(Marguerite Johnson), born 1928, U.S. poet, novelist, playwright, and short story writer …   From formal English to slang

  • Angelou — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angelou, Maya — orig. Marguerite Johnson born April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. U.S. poet. She was raped at age eight and went through a period of muteness. Her autobiographical works, which explore themes of economic, racial, and sexual oppression, include I… …   Universalium

  • Angelou,Maya — An·ge·lou (ănʹjə lo͞o ), Maya. Originally Marguerite Johnson. Born 1928. American poet, playwright, and novelist best known for her autobiographical novels, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). * * * …   Universalium

  • Angelou, Maya — orig . Marguerite Johnson (n. 4 abr. 1928, St. Louis, Mo., EE.UU.). Poetisa estadounidense. Fue violada cuando tenía ocho años, y cayó en un cuadro de mudez. Sus escritos autobiográficos, que exploran temas económicos, raciales y de opresión… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Maya Angelou — ➡ Angelou * * * …   Universalium

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