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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


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Total Pages: 317

Book Description:

Maya Angelou was an American writer, Poet, Civil Rights activist, and memoirist who has published several books of poetry, seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and a list of plays. Her famous book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

She holds the records of receiving many honorary degrees and dozens of awards as a reward for her services. Her famous work is her seven series of seven autobiographies, where she explained the experiences of her childhood and adult life. 

In her novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, consists of her life incidents till she was 17 years of age. She explores her recognition that she got internationally. She had done many odd jobs during his adulthood and consequently became a writer and poet.

Her famous work includes Porgy and Bess cast member, sex Worker, Fry cook, and Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She was a multi-talented lady because she was an actress, director, producer of movies, plays, public television, and writer. 

I Know the Caged Bird Sings, the writer’s autobiography that shows her strength and the magic power of the words that she had written. This is the first part of the novel series by her. Moreover, the story shows the life of the writer as a gorgeous young girl. 

Why does this book lie in the category of banned books? Well, the answer is evident that the writer has described some spots that are considered not good to read like, rape, racism, and molestation, etc. 


Born Marguerite Johnson was known as Retie by her relatives. She spent her early childhood in rural Arkansas where she and her older brother lived under their grandmother’s guardianship due to their parent’s divorce. 

Angelou was a lady who appeared to enjoy life even though the south area fell into the river of racial prejudice, and stamps were also famous for segregation. She was cared for by a strict church lady(her grandmother) and her uncle. Maya and her brother Bailey developed an interest in reading books in comfort with a great passion. 

This book by the author was the first written classic book that got famous all over the world. All the volumes of her biography series are the reflection of her talent. She loves the world but is not unaware of the cruelty of the people. 

The author said she knows how hard it is to live in poverty and discrimination as a black woman of America. But she enjoyed her life and achieved a lot of respect and love from people. 

You should read this book to know more about the energetic lady’s life. We have shared the download link here for your ease. You can also read this book online if you want to; keep reading happily!

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