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    "Joy! The caged bird sings of freedom."

    Maya Angelou. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, [1969].

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed and signed by Angelou on the section title. Octavo. 281 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with titles in gilt and red. Top edge stained red. Original dust jacket. Only minimal shelf wear. A beautiful tight copy of this modern classic in exceedingly fine condition.

    Angelou's inscription reads, "Joy! Maya Angelou The caged bird sings of freedom."

    "This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts and lives of all black men and women....I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more real than the people I saw every day, have I found myself so moved....Her portrait is a biblical study of life in the midst of death." (James Baldwin)


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