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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Paperback / softback Book

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Paperback / softback

Part of the VMC series

Paperback / softback

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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 AngelouIn 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

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:320 pages
  • Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
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  • ISBN:9780349017068

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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:320 pages
  • Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
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  • ISBN:9780349017068

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