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The book revolves around the life struggles of Maya as a black woman during the racial discrimination faced by African- American women, especially during her era.
What makes this book stand out?
Painting a brutally honest picture of the racial discrimination faced by African-Americans.
Read it for
The life story of the renowned poet and writer. Maya has been very vocal about prominent social issues faced by African- Americans at the time.
Don't read it for
The molestation, racism and sexual abuse make it a controversial book. It is, therefore, restricted from certain schools and libraries.