2018/03/10

BOOK REVIEW:
I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS BY MAYA ANGELOU

Title: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou
Published: 1969
Language: English
Pages: 309
Rating: 4/5

This is the first part of Maya Angelou's autobiography series.


Summary:
In this book, the first volume of her autobiography, Angelou brings us back to her childhood in the American South in the 1930's.


Review:
Wow, this was good!

I had heard many great things about Angelou before reading this and I've heard such high praise of her work that I've been a bit wary of reading any of it, but I really shouldn't have put it off. It's so good. It's excellently written, graceful and intelligent, but it also doesn't shy away from pain, cruelty and darkness.

It's an incredibly interesting look into the process of growing up in the South at this time, and it gives the reader a great sense of the time and the place, as well as the society they lived in. I felt like I was really there with them all and like I got to know Angelou very well.

I desperately need to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series. I'm sure they'll be equally fantastic as this and I can't wait to read them.
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