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Maya Angelou
4. April 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis
Maya AngelouDr. Maya AngelouRezension 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
Edwidge Danticat
* 19.1.1969 Port-au-Prince, Haiti – danticat Autorin Edwidge Danticat
"Torture aims for a single goal—obtaining information—but 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

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