I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Hardback)
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 31/03/2015
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Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy,achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349005997
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 207 x 139 x 28 mm


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A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman - President Barack Obama

The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace - President Bill Clinton

She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds - Oprah Winfrey

She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate - Toni Morrison

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity - James Baldwin

A trailblazer in decolonial, anti-racist movements and intersectional feminism, memoirist, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is a powerhouse of a woman - Daily Mail

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“A painful honest memoir”

Whilst I have a wide range of reading tastes, this is one that I would not normally consider. It is an autobiography of Maya, a black girl growing up in the depression era of America with the dreadful prejudice that... More

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“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

The first - and arguably the best - in Maya Angelous' series of autobiographies. Her story is heartbreaking and uplifting all at once. From her childhood as an awkward, and often abused, black child in the... More

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“It will touch people for many years to come”

Prior to reading this book, I had heard of Maya Angelou, but had no real knowledge of her.
Raised in rural Arkansas by her grandparents, the young Marguerite Johnson (known as Ritie, only later Maya) and her brother... More

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