I felt that Maya Angelou in “The Heart of a Woman” has indeed opened her heart to the reader. She seems to be honestly revealing her feelings without any fear of being judged. I don’t know how do people like her are able to write an autobiography with such honesty. I don’t think I can do that. Hence, she has won my admiration. I plan to read rest of the series of her autobiography eventually.
This is the first time I read about struggle against racism from an activist’s perspective. It’s fascinating. Also, it’s amusing to learn about the expectations of an African husband, Vusumji Make. It sounds same as Indian husbands especially during that era. It’s inconceivable to know that Dr. Angelou’s had to sit through the palaver to find out if she was right to leave her husband or not. Above all, her dynamic, enterprising and versatile personality has left in awe.