TANZIA: Maya Angelou afariki Dunia akiwa na umri wa miaka 86


JF-Expert Member
Feb 17, 2012
Maya Anjelou amefariki dunia.

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning. She was 86.

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Jones confirmed Angelou's death to Fox News. Police reportedly were at her home investigating. A press conference is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. ET.

Angelou, who rose from poverty as child raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Ark., to become a cultural icon, gained widespread acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

In 1998, she directed the film "Down in the Delta" about a drug-wrecked woman who returns to the home of her ancestors in the Mississippi Delta. She was the poet chosen to read at President Bill Clinton's first inauguration in 1993. She wrote and read an original composition, "On the Pulse of Morning," which became a million-seller.

Major League Baseball announced last week that Angelou would not attend its 2014 Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she was to be honored, due to health concerns. Angelou also canceled an event in April in Fayetteville, Ark., because of an "unexpected ailment" that sent her to the hospital.

"Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982," Wake Forest University said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Angelou's family and friends during this difficult time."

Born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis on April 4, 1928, Angelou was raised in Stamps, Ark., and San Francisco, moving back and forth between her parents and grandmother. She was reportedly sent to California after sassing a white store clerk in Arkansas and, at other times, did not speak at all. She was raped by her mother's boyfriend at age 7 and did not speak for years afterward, instead learning by reading and listening.

"I loved the poetry that was sung in the black church: 'Go down Moses, way down in Egypt's land,'" Angelou told The Associated Press. "It just seemed to me the most wonderful way of talking. And 'Deep River.' Ooh! Even now it can catch me. And then I started reading, really reading, at about 7 1/2, because a woman in my town took me to the library, a black school library. ... And I read every book, even if I didn't understand it."

By age 9, Angelou was writing poetry and became a single mother by 17. In her early 20s, she danced at a strip club, ran a brothel and married Enistasious Tosh Angelos (her first of three husbands) before divorcing. By her mid-20s, she performed alongside another future star - Phyllis Diller - at the Purple Onion in San Francisco. She also spent a few days with Billie Holiday, who was astute enough to tell her: "You're going to be famous. But it won't be for singing."

Rest in Peace Maya Anjelou


Platinum Member
Oct 29, 2008

Some of her famous quotes..

"Courage is the most imporant of all virtues because
without courage you can't practise any of the other
virtues consistently."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel."

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take
but by the moments that take your breath away."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't
change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe

"I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet
tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is:
Be careful when a Unclad person offers you a shirt."

"We are only as blind as we want to be."

"You can only become truly accomplished at something
you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the
things you love doing and then do them so well that
people can't take their eyes off of you."

"When you know better you do better."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel."

"You may not control all the events that happen to you,
but you can decide not to be reduced by them."


JF-Expert Member
Oct 21, 2013
'When You Know Better,You Do Better'
This was a great lesson she gave Oprah and the rest of us...
R.I.P Maya


Jan 20, 2012
For those who did Literature they might know Maya but for those who did not do it they won't feel the gape.
Rest In Peace Maya!


May 30, 2012
Hakuna marefu yasiyokuwa na ncha,Lala kwa amani mama.Umeacha alama ambazo vizazi na vizazi vitaziona.

One n Only

May 4, 2013
"Try to be a rainbow in someone clouds "-I will miss her poetry,her visionary side..You will be missed Maya,May her Soul rest in piece,indeed you will be remembered in years and years!

strong ruler

JF-Expert Member
Nov 2, 2013
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

Moja kati ya Qoute zake tamu' R.I.P maya


JF-Expert Member
Oct 11, 2011
Ah Huyu Mama si ndie yule tuliyekuwa tunamuona DTV na Channel Ten kwenye zile series za Angel naye akiigiza kama Malaika mrekebisha Tabia aliyekuwa akiniacha hoi ni yule Malaika Mtoa roho alikuwa hana Huruma... akija lazima Ukuondoshe...

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