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Title:I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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ISBN:0553279378
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Number of Pages:246
Category:Non fiction, Classics, Memoir, Biography, Autobiography

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Sent by their mother to live with their devout self sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town Maya and her brother Bailey endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash At eight years old and back at her mother s side in St Louis Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime Years later in San Francisco Maya learns that love for herself the kindness of others her own strong spirit and the ideas of great authors I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned .

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Letter to My Daughter, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #3), Gather Together in My Name, The Complete Collected Poems, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, The Heart of a Woman, Mom & Me & Mom
In this third self contained volume of her autobiography which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou moves into the adult world and the white world as well as she marries enters show business and tours Europe and Africa in Porgy and Bess br br As the book opens Maya in order to support herself and her young son gets a job in a record shop run by a white woman Suspicious of almost any kindness shown her she is particularly confused by the special attentions of a young white customer Soon the relationship grows into love and then marriage and Maya believes a permanent relationship is finally possible But it is not to be and she is again forced to look for work br br This time she finds a job as a dancer in a sleazy San Francisco bar Her remarkable talent however soon brings her attention of a different kind and before long she is singing in one of the most popular nightclubs on the coast From there she is called to New York to join the cast of Porgy and Bess which is just about to begin another tour abroad br br The troupe s joyous and dramatic adventure through Italy France Greece Yugoslavia and Egypt becomes the centerpiece of Singin and Swingin This remarkable portrayal of one of the most exciting and talented casts ever put together and of the encounters between these larger than life personalities and audiences who had rarely seen black people before makes a hilarious and poignant story The excitement of the journey full of camaraderie love affairs and memorable personalities is dampened only by Maya s nagging guilt that she has once again abandoned the person she loves most in life her son br br Back home and driven close to suicide by her guilt and concern she takes her son with her to Hawaii where she discovers that devotion and love in spite of forced absence have the power to heal and sustain br br As always Maya Angelou s writing is charged with that remarkable sense of life and love and unique celebration of the human condition that have won her such a loyal following, Once again the poet casts her spell as she resumes one of the greatest personal narratives of our time In this continuation Angelou relates how she joins a colony of Black American expatriates in Ghana only to discover no one ever goes home again, For a world of devoted readers a much awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best loved writers br br Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her i Letter to My Daughter i reveals Maya Angelou s path to living well and living a life with meaning Told in her own inimitable style this book transcends genres and categories guidebook memoir poetry and pure delight br br Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother and grew to be an awkward six foot tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift a son br br Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis extolling honesty decrying vulgarity explaining why becoming a Christian is a lifelong endeavor or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family br br Like the rest of her remarkable work i Letter to My Daughter i entertains and teaches it is a book to cherish savor re read and share br br br br br I gave birth to one child a son but I have thousands of daughters You are Black and White Jewish and Muslim Asian Spanish speaking Native Americans and Aleut You are fat and thin and pretty and plain gay and straight educated and unlettered and I am speaking to you all Here is my offering to you br br from i Letter to My Daughter i, For the first time the complete collection of Maya Angelou s published poems including On the Pulse of Morning in a permanent collectible handsome hardcover edition