Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
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The paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the novel "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. The paper discusses the themes of racism and segregation in the book, strong themes that are woven throughout this moving autobiography. The paper notes that in this book, author Maya Angelou recounts the story of her early life, including the racism and segregation she experienced throughout her formative years. The paper highlights that with wit, candor, and remarkable talent, Angelou shows that racism is a product of ignorance and prejudice, and that she has found the strength to rise above this crippling condition.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1969.
- Anonymous. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Freethought-Forum.com. 2005. 27 Feb. 2008. <http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1973>
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1998.
- Dority, Barbara. "Artistic Repression in America." The Humanist May 1999: 36.
- Editors. "The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000." American Library Association. 2007. 27 Feb. 2008. <http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.htm>
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Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (2009, January 04) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/maya-angelous-i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings-110967/
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