I was captivated with Maya's use of the language. Highly descriptive and imaginative words that drew me in to her story. All at once sad, joyous, utterly believable, I was that black girl, I felt her struggles. The book sings with surprises, and hums with sorrow. As the famous tea maker says, do try it.
This is a beautiful book, rich in detail and feeling. At times, it's hard to remember it's an autobiography, not a novel, because of the power of the storytelling. She draws the reader into her reality, without self pity or self aggrandizement. Brilliant.
This book provides a deep insight into both an amazing woman's childhood and the times in which she grew up. It's harrowing at times but also uplifting. It's well written and I couldn't put it down. Don't miss this one!