Gather Together in My Name - Maya Angelou

Gather Together in My Name

By Maya Angelou

  • Release Date: 1974-04-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 78 Ratings


In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity.

“A curiously heartening story in which decency, honor, truth, love do exist, imperfectly, fractionally and flickeringly, not in some Platonic realm of the ideal, but in the flawed lives of real men and women.”—The Washington Post

Gather Together in My Name
continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job–and from man to man. She tries to return home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya’s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations.


  • I love Maya Angelou

    By Kyra Santiago
    I just read "caged birds" a few months ago and I loved it, the bookstore that I purchased from recommended that I read all of her books, some people ask me if her story is "uplifting" or is sad, personally I find her books to be interesting, especially for someone to be so vulnerable to even share their life stories. I encourage my friends to read Maya's journey just to show that we can overcome anything.