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Maya Angelou

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1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A volume of memoirs ( 1970 ) by the African-American writer, singer and actress Maya Angelou ( b.1928 ). Angelou borrowed her title from a line in the poem ‘Sympathy’ by the US poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar ( 1872–1906 We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. john webster : The White Devil ( 1612 ), V.iv...

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