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I know why the Caged bird signs

by Maya Angelou
Edition statement:1st ed. Published by : Bantam Books Physical details: 289 ISBN: 0553279378 paperback. Subject(s): Biographies Year: 1993
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This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts and lives of all black men and women... 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 have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself so moved...Her portrait is a biblical study of life in the midst of death."

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