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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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ISBN-10: 0394429869

ISBN-13: 9780394429861

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.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/12/1970
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Maya Angelou 1928 - Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. She attended public school in Stamps, Arkansas and San Francisco, California. She is perhaps best known for her semi-autobiographical work "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", and for the tireless effort she puts forth to make the world aware. In her youth, Angelou traveled the world, eventually marrying a South African freedom fighter and settling in Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, the only English language weekly newspaper in the Middle East. They later moved to Ghana where she was Features Editor of The African Review and taught at the University of Ghana. In the 60's, Dr,…    

Editor's Note
Introduction
The Song of a Caged Bird: Maya Angelou's Quest After Self-Acceptance
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Black Autobiographical Tradition
Role-Playing as Art in Maya Angelou's """"Caged Bird""""
Death as a Metaphor of Self in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Daughter's Seduction: Sexual Violence and Literary History
Call and Response: Intertextuality in Two Autobiographical Works by Richard Wright and Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Paths to Escape
A Song of Transcendence: Maya Angelou
Con Artists and Storytellers: Maya Angelou's Problematic Sense of Audience
Someplace to Be a Black Girl
Reembodying the Self: Representations of Rape in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou is Three Writers: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Learning to Live: When the Bird Breaks from the Cage
Chronology
Contributors
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index