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VIDEO: Still I Rise

The acclaimed author recites one of her most inspirational works
Posted: 28/05/2014 02:23 PM
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ACCLAIMED AUTHOR Maya Angelou recites her inspiring poem Still I Rise.

Still I Rise was first published by Random House in 1978, during what was said to have been one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career.

According to scholar Carol E. Neubauer, the themes in the poem focus on a hopeful determination to rise above difficulty and discouragement.

Neubauer, in a review, said: "These poems are inspired and spoken by a confident voice of strength that recognizes its own power and will no longer be pushed into passivity".