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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Angelou, Maya

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  • paperback
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About This Item

Toronto, NY, London: Bantam Books. A 27th printing manufactured sometime around 1980-1986 by inference from the copyright page and author's holographic date. Inscribed in blue ink to someone named Laura _______ and boldly on the title page: "______Joy! Maya Angelou 4/86." In her typical scrawl. About Good to VG minus due to light to light-medium cover wear and a small corner light stain on front endpapers. Rare in gthis title and as a paperback printing when found signed. . Good. Paperback. 1980.

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
Jeff Stark US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
051596
Title
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author
Angelou, Maya
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Bantam Books
Place of Publication
Toronto, NY, London
Date Published
1980
Keywords
27th Printing
Size
12mo.

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