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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

SG$53.00

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

SG$53.00

Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Folio Society, 2002.

Condition: Hardcover, with slipcase. Very good. Slight tear to slipcase covering, exposing cardboard beneath. Book near fine, with very slight mark to fore-edge. 254pp. App 10″ by 6.5″.

1 in stock

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.

About Maya Angelou (from Wikipedia):

Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.