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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st state, $5.95 on flap; top edge red; tiny edge tear on jacket else fine; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages .

Synopsis

Titled after a stanza from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy,” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of a series of seven autobiographical novels by African-American poet and writer Maya Angelou. Personally deeply involved and affected by the civil rights movement, the volume explores racism and identity in her early life.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 1970. However, due to its depiction of controversial subjects such as sexuality, lesbianism and rape, the use of the novel in classrooms has been frequently challenged.

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book dealer
T. A. Borden Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
34689
Title
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969

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