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    DescriptionTenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time. "The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the product of a born writer's senses nourished on black church singing and preaching, soft mother talk and salty street talk, and on literature: James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Shakespeare and Gorki." -- "The New York Times Book Review.""Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of our survival." -- James Baldwin.

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Audio Cds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maya Angelou
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 143 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679451730
    ISBN 10: 0679451730

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B, 818/.5409
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    DC22: 818.5409
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000, BIO002000
    B&T General Subject: 142
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    Ingram Subject Code: KA
    Libri: I-KA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
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    LC classification: PS3551.N464 Z466 1996
    Thema V1.0: DC, DNB, JBSL, DNBL
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House US Audio
    Publication date
    15 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "The Heart of a Woman, " she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them "Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, " and "Mother." Maya Angelou died in 2014. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    ""I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity."--James Baldwin "From the Hardcover edition."
    Back cover copy
    She was born Marguerite, but her brother Bailey nicknamed her Maya ('mine'). As children, Maya and Bailey were sent to live with their grandmother is Stamps, Arkansas. Their early world revolved around this remarkable woman and the store she ran for the black community. Amidst the joys of Maya's childhood, the awful, unfathomable mystery of prejudice intruded. Then violence too, intruded upon Maya's world, when a visit to her mother ended in tragedy-rape. Thereafter, Maya refused to speak, except to the person closest to her, Bailey.
    Flap copy
    2 CDs / 3 hours Read by the Author, Maya Angelou Also available on cassette Superbly told--with the poet's gift for language and observation, and charged with the unforgettable emotion of remembered anguish and love--this remarkable autobiography by an equally remarkable black woman from Arkansas captures, indelibly, a world of which most Americans are unaware of.