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    Maya Angelou. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, [1969]. First printing. Inscribed. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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    Maya Angelou. INSCRIBED. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, [1969].
    Stated first printing though "2" is the lowest number showing in the series and there is no magenta top stain. Inscribed by Angelou on the second half-title page: "Bill / Joy! From / Maya Angelou / and Maureen / 4/2000". Octavo. 281 pages. Publisher's black cloth with titles in red and gilt. Dust jacket. Textblock ever-so-slightly slanted; dust jacket is lightly toned on edges, otherwise a near fine copy.
    "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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