“Africa” Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was a 20th -21st century poet and writer, who grew up experiencing poverty and racism in the Arkansas Delta. Look at the images in her poem “Africa.” Reading the poem literally, what is she saying about Africa? Reading the poem figuratively, how does she identify with Africa as a black woman?


write a one-page essay addressing the reading prompts. The paper should have at least three paragraphs – an introduction, one or more body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The last sentence of the introduction should be your thesis statement. Italicize the thesis statement. Each paragraph must have an italicized topic sentence. Quote the text to support your arguments; provide analysis and commentary.