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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

  • Author
    • Maya Angelou
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Apr 04, 2024

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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.

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  • Published: Apr 04 2024
  • ISBN: 9780349017068
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Press Reviews

  • President Barack Obama

    A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman
  • President Bill Clinton

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

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

    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
  • James Baldwin

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