Banned Books Week, from a US perspective ended earlier this month (September 27 – October 3, 2020). The UK’s Banned Books Week was the previous week, but I’m taking this time to examine some of the books I’d previously read, which have featured on the censors’ list. Why were they banned in a country where the freedom […]

“Maya Angelou, you are really so great. You really are our Shakespeare, and I thank you for this chance. I am going to do it well and you are going to be proud of me’ Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou p. 161 On reading that above passage, it summed up the feelings I […]

obitoftheday: Obit of the Day: Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, one of the great voices in American writing, passed away on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86. A Renaissance woman, Ms. Angelou was a dancer, poet, memoirist, actor, and director. She worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and […]