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Book cover of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou


'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 - Maya Angelou

  • The book is in good condition. Some wear on the cover and some aging of the pages.


    ISBN:    9780860685111
    Publisher:    Little, Brown
    Pub date:    26 Jan 1984
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    281

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