Here’s a e book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and noteworthy, as youth itself. I Realize Why the Caged Fowl Sings captures the longing of lonely youngsters, the brute insult of bigotry, and the beauty of phrases that may make the sector proper. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a up to date American vintage cherished world wide.
Despatched through their mom to are living with their religious, self-enough grandmother in a small Southern the town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, undergo the pain of abandonment and the unfairness of the native “powhitetrash.” At 8 years vintage and again at her mom’s aspect in St. Louis, Maya is attacked through a person time and again her age—and has to are living with the effects for a life-time. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her personal robust spirit, and the guidelines of serious authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will permit her to be loose as a substitute of imprisoned.
Poetic and robust, I Realize Why the Caged Fowl Sings will contact hearts and alter minds for so long as folks learn.
“I Realize Why the Caged Fowl Sings liberates the reader into existence just because Maya Angelou confronts her personal existence with this type of transferring marvel, this type of luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin