The main purpose of this essay is to analyze the writing of Maya Angelo in the essay the champion of the world and the strength of African American. I know why the caged bird sing; the tittle taken from the chapter. The writer tells how she remember her childhood with her brother in Arkansas. The hero of the African American people defends heavy weight boxing title against a white contender.
Sports have become a major part of society as it has been to bring out the best and worst of people. Maya Angelo’s "champion of the world" is much mor...
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