First Edition of Maya Angelou's All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes; Signed by Her
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes.
Item Number: 74094
New York: Random House, 1986.
First edition of the fifth volume in Angelou’s acclaimed autobiography series. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson.
All God's Children Need Walking Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African American on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name, this book confirms Maya Angelou’s stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time. "An important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).