Arts Express: A Conversation With Maya Angelou

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A Conversation With Maya Angelou

Touching on literary passion, creative defiance, and the contradictions inherent in maternal love, in her latest autobiographical work, Mom & Me & Mom. Which delves with a tough love poetic sensibility and raw honesty, into the complex relationship with her on and off again mother, and the transformative emotional evolution over time between them.

Hence, the two mothers of the title. The eminent writer phones in to Arts Express to discuss reinventing as well the entire notion of the autobiographical memoir, beginning with her instant classic, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

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Director Pauline Chan talks collective values versus Western individualism, in her dramatic feature starring Australian actor Guy Pearce, and navigating both cultural and political worlds.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.