I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 26/01/1984
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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. '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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780860685111

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“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

Beautiful, very well written, inspirational, explicit, honest and a fearless pen.I am very happy I bought the above product. There is something in this book for everybody. I learnt much about Black American history... More

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6th May 2008
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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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19th May 2013
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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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28th March 2013
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