I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - VMC (Paperback)
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - VMC (Paperback)

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Published: 04/04/2024
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A beautiful new edition of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS, the iconic, beloved and deeply moving first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography.

The international classic and bestseller, Maya Angelou's memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA

'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou

In this first volume of her seven books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination, violence and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration.

'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

'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 a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349017068
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


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A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman

The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace

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

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

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

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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