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. However, far from being dispiriting, James Baldwin writes, '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.'

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

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  • Author: Angelou, Maya
    Publisher: Virago Press
    Format: Paperback
    Publication Date: 26/01/1984
    Pages: 320
    Dimensions: 195x129mm

  • Author: Angelou, Maya
    Publisher: Virago Press
    Format: Paperback
    Publication Date: 26/01/1984
    Pages: 320
    Dimensions: 195x129mm