Mammas Encounter

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Critique of “Momma’s Encounter” Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri (1928) as Marguerite Johnson; however she grew up in Stamps, Arkansas where her grandmother ran a general store. Angelou has acted and written several plays, poems, and a six-part autobiography “I Know Why the caged Bird Sings” making her one of this country’s foremost black writers. In this story Angelou tells about how her grandmother (momma) triumphs over a pack of taunting neighborhood children. I feel very strongly about this particular piece given the time set and the way black people were treated by the whites, and how without harsh words or threats some black people overcame the taunting and cruelties of the whites. Cleanliness is next to godliness…show more content…
This was a very touching part of the story because without words Maya had comprehended that this fight had been won by momma holding her ground and not allowing the girls to pull her down to their level. I think we could all benefit from acting like this when someone is really pushing our buttons trying to make us feel a certain kind of
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