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date: 17 September 2019

Angelou, Maya (1928–2014) 

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

African American autobiographer and poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), the most famous of her five volumes of autobiography, charts her harrowing childhood in Arkansas, her segregated education in Southern schools, and the beginning of her enduring relationship with literature. The other volumes, ... ...

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