| Maya Angelou
4. April 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis
Dr. Maya Angelou Rezension: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
|"If growing up is painful for
the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the
razor that threatens the throat." I Know Why the
Caged Bird Sings, S. 3
"People in Stamps used to say that the whites in our town were so prejudiced that a Negro couldn't buy vanilla ice cream. Except on July Fourth. Other days he had to be satisfied with chocolate."
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, S. 40
* 19.1.1969 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Autorin Edwidge Danticat
|"Torture aims for a single goalobtaining
informationbut it achieves a slew of others."
"The one who strikes the blow might easily forget, but the one who wears the scars must remember."
»Does It Work?«, The Washington Post, 24.9. 2006
|"We are now talking about how much
torture is effective, how far we should go. I find that terrifying."
»Outlook: Why Torture Doesn't Work«, The Washington Post, 25.9. 2006