Maya Angelou, poet, writer, playwright and civil rights activist, received over fifty honorary degrees and dozens of awards during her lifetime.
She wrote a series of autobiographies, the first of which ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, was published in 1969. It tells the story of her life from her birth in St Louis Missouri, up until she was seventeen years old.
This volume tells of her dislocated and traumatic childhood, during which she developed her love of literature.
Frankly written, Angelou’s first autobiographical work is a well observed and fascinating account of her early life and influences.
Author: Angelou, Maya, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Virago Press Ltd, Series: N/A, Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group, Published: 26/01/1984, Pagination: 320 pages, Classification: Biography & True Stories, Country of Publication: United Kingdom