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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN-10: 0345514408

ISBN-13: 9780345514400

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maya Angelou

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Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation, Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas - a world of which most Americans are ignorant. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African…