U.S. Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies


Maya Angelou, a prize-winning American literary figure with strong African ties, has died. 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.
  • Nigeria:  Truly Phenomenal - Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

    Premium Times, 2 June 2014

    She enriched our world with her astounding array of talents and accomplishments: she was a singer, dancer, composer, producer, actress, journalist, teacher, motivational speaker, ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Tribute to Maya Angelou, the People's Poet

    The Star, 30 May 2014

    There are not many places young African and African American women can look up to for inspiration, but in Maya Angelou, many of us found a place of strength and inspiration to not ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Maya Angelou - More Than Quotes

    The Star, 2 June 2014

    The internet is learning a lot about the late Maya Angelou this week. I'm also learning as I look through Twitter and Facebook that many people seem to only know or appreciate one ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Of Angelou, Tolerance and Global Citizenship

    The Herald, 2 June 2014

    Literature Today takes a look at Angelou's poetry which has been, unfortunately, overlooked in the rave critical reception occasioned by her seven-part autobiographical series ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Wole Soyinka Mourns Maya Angelou

    This Day, 2 June 2014

    Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka yesterday expressed regrets over the death of African American literary icon, Maya Angelou. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soyinka Recalls Maya Angelou's Work for Nigeria's Democracy

    Premium Times, 2 June 2014

    Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Sunday, paid tribute to the departed African American poet, Maya Angelou, describing her as a "philosopher queen" and showering praises on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Foundation Mourns Passing of Maya Angelou

    SAnews.gov.za, 29 May 2014

    The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of renowned author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Mourns the Passing of Maya Angelou

    Democratic Alliance, 29 May 2014

    The DA mourns the passing of Maya Angelou. A warrior for equality, tolerance and peace, Ms Angelou was an inspiration to many South Africans. read more »

  • South Africa:  Tributes Pour in for Maya Angelou

    Biz-Community, 30 May 2014

    President Jacob Zuma has joined the international community in paying tribute to author, cultural activist and poet Maya Angelou. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

    Leadership, 29 May 2014

    African-American poet, author and activist, Maya Angelou, has died at the age of 86. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Renowned Poet, Maya Angelou Dies

    Vanguard, 28 May 2014

    U.S. author and poet, Maya Angelou, has died at age 86 in North Carolina, local media reported on Wednesday, citing her agent and a local official. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Foundation Mourns U.S. Poet Maya Angelou

    South African Press Association, 28 May 2014

    The Nelson Mandela Foundation paid tribute on Wednesday to poet and author Maya Angelou. read more »

  • Africa:  Legendary American Author, Poet Maya Angelou Dies

    allAfrica.com, 28 May 2014

    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 ... read more »

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American author and poet Maya Angelou.