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Maya Angelou : I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 304
Date: 1983-05-01
ISBN: 0553279378
Publisher: Bantam
Weight: 0.05 pounds
Size: 4.26 x 6.88 x 0.91 inches
Edition: Mass Paperback Edition
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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people—and the times—that touched her life.


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In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life, including a tragic occurrence while visiting her mother in St. Louis and her formative years spent in California--where an unwanted pregnancy changed her life forever. Marvelously told, with Angelou's "gift for language and observation," this "remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are shamefully ignorant."

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