Now the basis of a major Radio 4 drama, Maya Angelou's debut memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (Barack Obama) Maya Angelou's debut memoir has become an classic beloved worldwide. Her six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the her talents and resilience.. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, 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 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 Angelou show more
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|Tags||Maya Angelou Virago Modern Bird Sings Dr Maya Paperback Dr Maya Sunday Times Top Know Why The Sunday Times To International Classic Bird Sings Paperback|
|Dimensions / Weight|
|Country of publication||UNITED KINGDOM|
|County of pub||England|
|Dimensions||126 x 196 x 28mm | 260g|
|Edition||Part of the Five Foot Bookshelf|
|Imprint||Virago Press Ltd|
|Number of pages||320|
|Publication place||London, United Kingdom|
|Spine width||20 mm|
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This book is a must-read; an inspiring and powerful story of freedom, resilience and hope.