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I know why the caged bird sings

I know why the caged bird sings

Angelou, Maya, author, narrator

In this, the first volume of her autobiography, writer and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her childhood spent growing up in the American South of the 1930s. There she learned the power of the white townsfolk and suffered the trauma of rape

CD, CD, Audiobook. English.
All formats and editions (3)
Published Oxford: ISIS Soundings, 2014
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Maya Angelou
ISBN: 1445036452, 9781445036458
Note: Compact disc.
Performers: Read by the author.
Physical Description: 9 compact discs
Subject: Angelou, Maya Childhood and youth.; History.; Southern States Social conditions 1945-; Audiobooks.; Southern States Race relations.; African American authors 20th century Biography.; African American women authors 20th century Biography.

Description

In this, the celebrated, bestselling first volume of her 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. As a black woman, Maya Angelou has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope and joy, celebration and achievement; loving the world, she also knows its cruelty.