I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Review

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Published in 1969

Pages: 290

Genre: Nonfiction, autobiography, African-American literature

“I hadn’t so much forgot as I couldn’t bring myself to remember.”

Most people wouldn’t choose to begin their autobiography by telling the story of a time they wet themselves in embarrassment, but Maya Angelou was not like most people. The anecdote that begins I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings sets the tone for the first in a series of autobiographies about her life. Deeply poetic and honest without restraint, Angelou writes with passion and conviction while letting us into the delicate truths of her childhood. Continue reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Review”