“I Love to See…

“I Love to See…
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“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

– Maya Angelou, American Writer and Activist (1928-2014)

Maya Angelou was one of America’s most influential and insightful writers. She managed to capture the experience of a young woman growing up in the 20th century, in particular a young, black woman who was inspired by the leading figures of the Civil Rights Movement; Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Through her writings, her poems and her autobiographies she became an internationally renowned spokesperson for both women and the African-American community.

Peter Banham
Peter earned his MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security at Kings College London in 2015, following a BA in History and International Relations from Lancaster University. He has been the editor and a major contributor to A Little View of the World since 2012 where he has written on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.

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Peter Banham
Peter earned his MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security at Kings College London in 2015, following a BA in History and International Relations from Lancaster University. He has been the editor and a major contributor to A Little View of the World since 2012 where he has written on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.

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