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Author: Luz Mosquera

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Maya Angelou & Jean-Michel Basquiet: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me At All


Mayas’ “Big ghosts in a cloud”, her “loud, barking dogs” and the hair-pulling, teasing school-girls that she speaks of are represented by Jean-Michel’s crude ‘scribbles’: the message is clear and simple. It is a tough world out there but no one should shy away from it.

Luz Mosquera on ‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me At All’, a poem of Angelou, illustrated by Basquiat.
Cover of the book.

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