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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Superbly told--with the poet's gift for language and observation, and charged with the unforgettable emotion of remembered anguish and love--this remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas
Superbly told--with the poet's gift for language and observation, and charged with the unforgettable emotion of remembered anguish and love--this remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375507892 (0375507892)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Maya Angelou's Autobiography (#1)
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Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
4.0 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of seven memoirs that Maya Angelou wrote. This book tells of her life from childhood to the age of seventeen - the years 1928 to 1945. The story is a harsh and sad one, dealing with poverty, racism, abandonment, rape, sexual abuse, and teenage pregnancy. ...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This is a good book, but I am not in love. It is a memoir of the author’s childhood and adolescence in the 1930s and 40s, in the segregated South and later in California. It is certainly a well-written book, with vividly drawn scenes – the reader must accept a certain amount of creative license, as ...
Betsy's Non-Blog
Betsy's Non-Blog rated it
4.0 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
[2/16/16]Incredible command of language, imagery. This is clearly an accomplished poet. And the story was very moving, but I felt a little cheated when it ended well before her life was fully formed. It stopped when she was 15 (16?) at the birth of her first child, and I felt that that event, unl...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Just wasn't for me.
I have seen the movie/video adaptation of this book but had not read the source from which it is derived. At the time and mostly since then I never felt inclined to, but after the author's death in 2014 I thought it would be good for me to read at least one of her books. And I figured this would be ...
Listening to the Silence
Listening to the Silence rated it
4.0 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
A modern classic, this book traces the early life of renowned poet Maya Angelou. Growing up in small town Arkansas wasn't easy. Segregation and racism were the rule and it was so accepted that any sort of rebellion was unheard of, despite the downtrodden nature of a people who still worked the cotto...
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