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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 2013 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1602053)

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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Easton Press, 2013. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Offered here in an exclusive leather-bound, slipcased edition, bearing the signature of the late Presidential Medal of Freedom winning author is Angelou's first and most successful autobiography. Bound in fine genuine leather sealed in publisher's shrink wrap, accented with 22k gold lettering and decorations. Page ends are gilded in 22k gold. Caged Bird is also printed on archival-quality acid-neutral paper, Smyth sewn for strength and durability. Endsheets of moire silk and a permanent satin ribbon page marker.


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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