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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

On Sale: 31st March 2015

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780349005997

Reviews

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