+612 9045 4394
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings : Nathaniel Drinkwater - Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Nathaniel Drinkwater

Paperback Published: 10th January 1996
ISBN: 9780860685111
Number Of Pages: 320

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $19.99
In Stock
if ordered within
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.

'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou

About the Author

As well as her autobiography Maya Angelou has written several volumes of poetry, including 'On the Pulse of the Morning' for the inauguration of President Clinton. She now has a life-time appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

Industry Reviews

'I know that not since the days of my childhood, when people in books were more real than the people one saw every day, have I found myself more moved' James Baldwin

This Book is Wonderful!


Loved this book! Maya is such a wonderful author! Loved reading about her childhood and storys about her past. This book is truely inserational

Maroubra, Sydney Austrakia


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

5.0 1


ISBN: 9780860685111
ISBN-10: 086068511X
Series: Nathaniel Drinkwater
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 10th January 1996
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1