Identity Stamps By Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou has sowed the right seed for women liberation in America through her versatile poems, plays and songs. She is a multi-faceted genius. She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. She has carved her imprints in Hollywood and she is the first black woman director of Hollywood. She has written, produced, directed, and starred for stage, film, and television. In 1971, she wrote a screenplay and musical score for the film Georgia, Georgia, that was nominated for Pulitzer Prize. Her documentaries speak volumes about her inert skill and her finesse. Maya Angelou was twice nominated for a Tony award for acting. She speaks six languages. …show more content…
Sometimes she gets disturbed by her look but this annoyance is for a short time. Later she positively converts her vision. Dr. Usha thinks, “The Female identity crisis is centered around her appearance. In a society attuned to White standards of physical beauty, Angelou felt plain and ugly and therefore inadequate. This threw her into a psychological prison from which she freed herself with great difficulty. Running parallel to the identity crises is the theme of displacement both personal and social. Stamps, Arkansas did not offer a sense of place to Angelou. Against this personal displacement is set the social reality of racial subordination and impotence. Her grandmother’s arms mitigated at least some of the loneliness she felt. When she moved to St. Louis, her mother's world of taverns, pool halls, gambling and fast living, she felt like a stranger, unable to find any emotional security.” (1) She develops courage to accept the appearance bestowed on her and her …show more content…
Wherever possible she protests, whenever possible she quarrels but never seeks compromise in her career or personal life. Her poems help the readers of her race to find a path for better survival by erasing all the complexes and eradicating all the social evils against the black people. Afro-American woman feel that they are denied of their rights and they think that they are doubly colonized. Slavery and Women exploitation make them to crave for their identity which is hidden from their eyes for centuries. Maya through her poems which are autobiographical in tone shows them a path to travel with happiness in spite of the hurdles that stand in their way. She stands as a unique role model for her comrades to follow. She like a phoenix rises from the ashes to inject the needed thrust for her

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