Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table( )
Author: Angelou, Maya
ISBN:978-1-84408-163-9
Publication Date:Dec 2005
Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group Limited
Imprint:Virago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $45.00
Book Description:

Throughout Maya Angelou's life, food has played a key role at important moments. In HALLELUJAH! THE WELCOME TABLE she narrates some of these tales and then gives us recipes for the food that helped shape her memories. There was the time she cooked a cassoulet for M.F.K. Fischer on the very day she moved into her new house in California. Or how her mother made a delicious caramel cake for her when she was expelled from school for not being able to speak. Then there's Jessica 'Decca'...
More Description

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Cooking / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.6 x 21 x 2.6 cm
Book Weight:0.555 Kilograms
Author Biography
Angelou, Maya (Author)
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet.

In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts,



Featured Books

The Divine Comedy
Alighieri, Dante
Paperback: $30.99
She Said
Kantor, Jodi
Hardback: $28.00
To the Lighthouse
Woolf, Virginia
Paperback: $16.99

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.