Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Shaping MemoriesReflections of African American Women Writers$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joanne Veal Gabbin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732740

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 12 November 2018

A Blessed Life

A Blessed Life

Chapter:
(p.129) A Blessed Life
Source:
Shaping Memories
Author(s):

Maryemma Graham

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0015

This chapter tells the story of how the author Maryemma Graham crossed paths with Margaret Walker, the poet and novelist. Graham had gone to Jackson, Mississippi, to visit Walker when she first arrived at the state’s flagship institution in Oxford. It was her gesture as a young, admiring scholar who wanted to let Walker know that she had moved to the state and intended to honor Walker’s legacy by teaching her work. When Walker sent a bouquet of flowers and a fuzzy stuffed animal during Graham’s delivery of her fourth child, her mother saw it a sign that Graham was supposed to do something important. Graham paid Walker another visit, and it would be the beginning of a journey that would take nearly twenty-five years to complete. Six years after Walker had died, Graham was still reading what she left behind.

Keywords:   poet, novelist, Maryemma Graham, Margaret Walker, Oxford, admiring scholar

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.