28 May 2014

Africa: Legendary American Author, Poet Maya Angelou Dies

Cape Town — Maya Angelou, a prize-winning American literary figure with strong African ties, has died, according to news reports. Angelou had written a poem on behalf of the American people to the South African nation after the death of the country's former president Nelson Mandela in December 2013.

She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years, according to Wikipedia.

Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her literary agent Helen Brann told CNN.

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