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I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies One was written by a white English man the other by a black American woman On the surface you would think they could have very little in common yet they do They both have insight and compassion which comes through in every sentence They have both shown enormous courage in almost intolerable situations In short they have a common humanity The white man is Terry Waite The black woman Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is a book which will play on your emotions It is not a manipulative book it is a raw and honest account elouently expressed But if you did not take a deep breath sometimes before starting another page you would not be human It is galling to think that this description of poverty and unreasoning prejudice is within living memory in a so called free country In the United States the Committee on Eual Employment Opportunity was set up in 1961 prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 It precedes the Race Relations Act of 1965 which was the first legislation in the United Kingdom to address racial discrimination Yet the differences of perception and attitudes between the two countries for the early and middle parts of the 20th Century are enormous Perhaps it is the sheer size of the US but the racial segregation which was ever present at least in the Southern States was never a feature of English life or life in Great Britain There was prejudice certainly and when there was an influx of black people in the 1960 s to fulfil specific job vacancies such as nursing or bus drivers and conductors some black people suffered much abuse and humiliation from some members of the indigenous white public such as landladies putting cards saying no coloureds in their windows But the discrimination was never institutionalised Unlike South Africa and the Southern States of America there were no separate schools townships or public toilets The UK was not a racist society as such although some individual members of it certainly were What comes across in this book especially to a non American is that the racial segregation was condoned It was the norm at all points It seems so entrenched that it is startling that any progress could be made from such a point For this appalling account of ignorance and prejudice is surprisingly recent Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and was therefore slightly younger than my own mother And she was describing events which were closer in time to when she was writing them than we now are ahead in time It ends in 1944 before the end of World War II This is the first part of her autobiography which finally ran to seven volumes the final volume being published in 2013 I knew of Maya Angelou s works of course but somehow had never got around to reading them I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings had been sitting on my bookshelf for 20 years unread Perhaps part of me suspected it would be a harrowing read but I had not anticipated its wry humour Maya Angelou died last year in 2014 There s a sort of poignancy in discovering a writer after they have just died Sometimes it happens because for a short time they achieve prominence generally When the reaction is so positive the experience is tinged with slight regret nonsensical though it is For so many long dead classic authors that opportunity is not open to us from the start It would have been nice to appreciate them during their lifetime Will I carry on reading the continuing parts Certainly The five stars are not awarded solely to the person They are awarded to the work as they should be It is an extraordinary first book especially considering that the author is someone who feels the voice is essential for meaning someone who was always recognised as a passionate performance poet From this book alone Words mean than what is set down on paper It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning Here is her memory of an inspired natural teacher Sister Flowers I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life her voice slid in and curved down through and over the words She was nearly singing As I ate she began the first of what we later called my lessons in living She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy That some people unable to go to school were educated and even intelligent than college professors She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit That in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations I wanted to look at the pages Were they the same that I had read Or were there notes music lined on pages Perhaps then it is not so surprising to find a poetic turn of phrase such lyrical prose as in the dying sunlight the people dragged rather than their empty sacks or a beautifully evocative description But be warned Not everything which is graphic here is beautiful imagery I remember the sense of fear which filled my mouth with hot dry air and made my body light If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat It is an unnecessary insult The blurb itself should you read it will tell the reader of some very disturbing events which are described but those parts will prompt a deep emotional reaction The work also puts much of her poetry in context the anger and prominent themes in her poetry become all of a piece with the unfolding account of her life And in this the staggered telling of her tale is also very effective She alternated a book of poetry with a book of autobiography and these memoirs are far expressive and revealing than one static book of past autobiography could be The gradual telling of her tale feels in the present than it does reflection The first volume starts with the author then called Marguerite Johnson at 3 years old being sent on a train journey with her 4 year old brother Neither had any idea why they were being sent South to live with their grandmother Momma in the tiny town of Stamps Arkansas Most of this first part is about her life there her strict upbringing by the poor but proud and upright religious woman who devoted herself to making as good a life as she could for her disabled son and grandchildren I was liked and what a difference it made The store served the needs of all those in Stamps mostly workers in the cotton fields The recent history of slavery is virtually palpable The conditions at times seemed little better than the past Each day the workers started with optimism but they were trapped in a life from which realistically they could never escape never being paid enough for their work to get out of debt Yet nearly all these people were hard working and honest Although there was always generosity in the Negro neighborhood it was indulged on pain of sacrifice Whatever was given by Black people to other Blacks was most probably needed as desperately by the donor as by the receiver A fact which made the giving or receiving a rich exchange There are wonderful descriptions of her grandmother s store It is a hub for the community a working business but for young Marguerite it is a cornucopia of smells and sights the store was my favorite place to be Alone and empty in the mornings it looked like an unopened present from a stranger She remembers the days here the pride of her handicapped Uncle Willy the immensely strict regime she and her brother Bailey Junior were expected to cope with Her grandmother a businesswoman was much respected in the exclusively black area of Stamps I remember never believing that whites were really real These others the strong pale creatures that lived in their alien unlife weren t considered folks They were white folks People in Stamps used to say that the whites in our town were so prejudiced that a Negro couldn t buy vanilla ice creamShe escaped whenever possible into her fantasy world of books I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare He was my first white love When in disgrace with fortune and men s eyes It was a state with which I felt myself most familiar Because I was really white and because a cruel fairy stepmother who was understandably jealous of my beauty had turned me into a too big Negro girl with nappy black hair broad feet and a space between her teeth that would hold a number two pencil As the author grew older her perception of bigotry her indignation at the racial unfairness which pervaded everything in her experience grew She accepted without understanding the submissive attitudes she was expected to make and subservience she had to show observing of Momma She didn t cotton to the idea that white folks could be talked to at all without risking one s life And certainly they couldn t be spoken to insolently But her grandmother wanted the best for the two children I swear to God I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind There is much about loneliness and alienation in this first novel Maya Angelou tried to cultivate a philosophical attitude to her experiences Hoping for the best prepared for the worst and unsurprised by anything in between Like most children I thought if I could face the worst danger voluntarily and triumph I would forever have power over it But the instances piled one on top of another Even the wild neglected and dirty powhitetrash children jeered made fun of and looked down on all the people in the the black neighbourhood A doctor a dentist people who should have been literally indebted to her grandmother because of the financial help she had afforded them in the past showed truly shocking insulting behaviour when appealed to for help The white people almost exclusively treated the black people worse than they would treat their animals It is difficult to convey without telling the story how each tiny instance was compounded During a court case The judge had really made a gaffe calling a Negro woman Mrs because of course a white person s perception was that a black person did not deserve the status of respectThe book seems to escalate until the reader feels that something has to giveThe author reflects that it was perhaps one instance of profound prejudice which severely affected her brother emotionally which led to their being sent away from Arkansas They had only lived there a couple of years when the two children were collected by their father a cultured giant of a man and taken back to live with their mother Mother Dear as Bailey called her in St Louis Their lives from this point take a sudden turn living with this impulsive beautiful butterfly of a woman with her film star looks A crime is committed when Maya is just eight years old This is brutal an appalling account to read both a physically and psychologically raw and graphic description The child is the victim but as so often happens the victim is convinced that she is somehow guilty Circumstances force her to tell a small lie and for this too she cannot forgive herself The children return to MommaThe next few years are chronicled in the book with much movement between the adults in the family They have to cope with extremes in moral codes From the earliest chapters the reader has been stunned by the extremist Christian doctrine of their grandmother Beating a child for saying by the way because never mind whether the child understands or not it was considered to be blasphemy Another small incident which haunts the reader is Bailey Junior being beaten for yearning so much for his mum that he watched a similar looking film star and was late home There are countless such examples These are very hard to accept because these two things were perpetrated by the good people the ones with a sense of duty and responsibility The ignorant prejudice in the wider community outside the town of Stamps was oddly easier to read about than this which felt like a betrayal by the adults whom the children trustedBut later the moral code is turned on its head Both Maya s mother and father were city folk working in a very different world Her father in Mexico had friends who were almost gangsters with a completely different sense of morality although in itself the ethical code was just as strong The needs of a society determine its ethics These parts are very entertaining to read and must have been an eye opener to a young teenager from such a narrow backgroundThe book ends when Maya Angelou is 17 Although her given name was Marguerite she was always called Maya because her brother called her My a trying to say the words my sister To the little girl that felt like her true identity not what others called her There is one episode in the book where a white woman tried to call her Mary for her own personal convenience because it was shorter That is a hugely emotional part of the book The reader can sense the profound insult the hidden history of ownership I gave a mental cheer when Maya managed to turn this around At 12 Maya had had her graduation from Lafayette County Training School I personally found this almost the most affecting part of the book Maya was a supremely talented and hard working child The reader senses her feelings bubbling over her well earned pride in her achievements But yet again because of an incident involving an ignorant white person her whole world comes crashing down around her ears Graduation the hush hush magic time of frills and gifts and congratulations and diplomas was finished for me before my name was called The accomplishment was nothing The meticulous maps drawn in three colors of ink learning and spelling decasyllabic words memorizing the whole of The Rape of Lucrece it was for nothing Donleavy had exposed us We were maids and farmers handymen and washerwomen and anything higher that we aspired to was farcical and presumptuous Maya Angelou had somehow recovered from the terrible crime against her at 8 years old How could she possibly recover from this one How can one person continue to have courage strength and fight Isn t it easier just to give up and say Yes Ma am The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same time She is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice white illogical hate and Black lack of power This is a book that will sometimes make you ashamed to be a member of the human race It is in part a catalogue of Man s inhumanity to man woman s inhumanity to woman It will also however make you proud of what can be achieved One hopes it was cathartic to write but it is far than the plague of misery sagas which have descended onto our bookshelves in recent years It is nonfiction but it is as entertaining as a novel parts of it reading like lyrical prose It has some devastating descriptions of brutality yes but there is much to smile over too often in her wry little asides The custom of letting obedient children be seen but not heard was so agreeable to me that I went one step further Obedient children should not see or hear if they chose not to do so I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an important defining incredibly brave work for its time of 1969 From a relatively unknown author a world was firmly introduced to the reality of racial tensions and prejudice in the Southern United States It was a book which would have been very hard to read without the author s strength and humour coming through and it remains so over 45 years later The book grips you from its start Maya Angelou has a uniue ability to make any reader identify with a poor black child to experience what they experience from whatever point the reader is in their own life There is much talk nowadays of the Black Voice Maya Angelou does not alienate She does not seek to select her audience she speaks to us all Her book is self evidently from a black perspective but she skilfully makes it the reader s own putting us all firmly in the mind of herself as a child She conveys her various feelings of confusion pride hatred despair guilt and rage expressing so well the reasoning behind them at the time Her use of dialect is perfectly balanced for a general reader It is authentic and essential yet at no point is the reader likely to have to pause reread and try to interpret I personally have had far difficulty with my experience of classic books which attempt to include a written representation of my own native regional Yorkshire speech This is part of her great skill as a writer it flows She concentrates on our common humanity This is a book which can perhaps should be read by everyone at least once in their lifetime It shows how far both an individual and a society can progress within one person s lifetime The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement distaste and even belligerence It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic admiration As tiny Marguerite Johnson might have said although she would have corrected her own grammar as all people have different vernaculars for different situations and black people of that time had one language for school and academic pursuits another for their community and a third to reinforce white people s expectations of them We all doin well It was awful to be Negro and have no control over my life It was brutal to be young and already trained to sit uietly and listen to charges brought against my color with no chance of defense We should all be dead I thought I should like to see us all dead one on top of the other A pyramid of flesh with the whitefolks on the bottom as the broad base then the Indians with their silly tomahawks and teepees and wigwams and treaties the Negroes with their mops and recipes and cotton sacks and spirituals sticking out of their mouths The Dutch children should all stumble in their wooden shoes and break their necks The French should choke to death on the Louisiana Purchase while silkworms ate all the Chinese with their stupid pigtails As a species we were an abomination All of us I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings The free bird leapson the back of the windand floats downstreamtill the current endsand dips his wingsin the orange sun raysand dares to claim the skyBut a bird that stalksdown his narrow cagecan seldom see throughhis bars of ragehis wings are clipped andhis feet are tiedso he opens his throat to singThe caged bird singswith fearful trillof the things unknownbut longed for stilland his tune is heardon the distant hill for the caged birdsings of freedom The Gathering Storm read. I have only ever given 5 stars to two autobiographies One was written by a white English man the other by a black American woman On the surface you would think they could have very little in common yet they do They both have insight and compassion which comes through in every sentence They have both shown enormous courage in almost intolerable situations In short they have a common humanity The white man is Terry Waite The black woman Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is a book which will play on your emotions It is not a manipulative book it is a Dead Man Rising raw and honest account elouently expressed But if you did not take a deep breath sometimes before starting another page you would not be human It is galling to think that this description of poverty and unreasoning prejudice is within living memory in a so called free country In the United States the Committee on Eual Employment Opportunity was set up in 1961 prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 It precedes the Race Relations Act of 1965 which was the first legislation in the United Kingdom to address Redemption racial discrimination Yet the differences of perception and attitudes between the two countries for the early and middle parts of the 20th Century are enormous Perhaps it is the sheer size of the US but the Patent It Yourself racial segregation which was ever present at least in the Southern States was never a feature of English life or life in Great Britain There was prejudice certainly and when there was an influx of black people in the 1960 s to fulfil specific job vacancies such as nursing or bus drivers and conductors some black people suffered much abuse and humiliation from some members of the indigenous white public such as landladies putting cards saying no coloureds in their windows But the discrimination was never institutionalised Unlike South Africa and the Southern States of America there were no separate schools townships or public toilets The UK was not a Dreams, Death, Rebirth racist society as such although some individual members of it certainly were What comes across in this book especially to a non American is that the Mulkin Mata Heinemann Frontline racial segregation was condoned It was the norm at all points It seems so entrenched that it is startling that any progress could be made from such a point For this appalling account of ignorance and prejudice is surprisingly Back to the Future recent Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and was therefore slightly younger than my own mother And she was describing events which were closer in time to when she was writing them than we now are ahead in time It ends in 1944 before the end of World War II This is the first part of her autobiography which finally What Witches Dont Want Christians to Know ran to seven volumes the final volume being published in 2013 I knew of Maya Angelou s works of course but somehow had never got around to That Night with My Boss One Night Stand #25 reading them I 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the voice is essential for meaning someone who was always His Punishment recognised as a passionate performance poet From this book alone Words mean than what is set down on paper It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning Here is her memory of an inspired natural teacher Sister Flowers I had The Single Shoe Mystery read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a 성판17 romantic novel She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life her voice slid in and curved down through and over the words She was nearly singing As I ate she began the first of what we later called my lessons in living She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy That some people unable to go to school were educated and even intelligent than college professors She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit That in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of 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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings review Æ 103 characters â eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Maya Angelou Sent by their mother to live with their devout self sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town Maya and her brother Bailey endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local powhitetrash At eight years old and back at her. I really enjoyed this book It was reuired reading for a University course I took on Adolescent LiteratureThis book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close minded people for it s real life contentThe book tastefully addresses issues of molestation rape racism But it does so within the context of the trials and tribulations of growing up as well The book presents things in a direct and extremely vivid fashion but it is not garishly or needlessly graphic These are issues that need to be addressed and talked about with adolescents In fact earlier generations could have likely benefited from a little open discussion about such mattersIn any regard the book is not about these issues it simply addresses them within the context which is Maya Angelou s early life from somewhere around age 6 up to about 17 or 18 I believe Worth reading worth having your kids read Just be sure to discuss it s content with themlike a parent should anyway de Munich La Libration. 1938-1944 (Points histoire) really enjoyed this book It was Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 reuired Captain Action Riddle of the Glowing Men reading for a University course I took on Adolescent LiteratureThis book has been placed on banned book lists by needlessly close minded people for it s Unbridled Unlikely Lovers #1 real life contentThe book tastefully addresses issues of molestation Romancing the Werewolf rape How to Do What You Love & Earn What You’re Worth as a Programmer racism But it does so within the context of the trials and tribulations of growing up as well The book presents things in a direct and extremely vivid fashion but it is not garishly or needlessly graphic These are issues that need to be addressed and talked about with adolescents In fact earlier generations could have likely benefited from a little open discussion about such mattersIn any The Business Romantic regard the book is not about these issues it simply addresses them within the context which is Maya Angelou s early life from somewhere around age 6 up to about 17 or 18 I believe Worth Victory Over Death reading worth having your kids テンカウント 4 read Just be sure to discuss it s content with themlike a parent should anyway

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings review Æ 103 characters â eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Maya Angelou Mother’s side in St Louis Maya is attacked by a man many times her age and has to live with the conseuences for a lifetime Years later in San Francisco Maya learns that love for herself the kindness of others her own strong spirit and. My mother could never really speak to me about the abuse she suffered as a little girl the closest we came to talking about her experiences occurred when we read this painful and important book together I imagine that Maya s book has allowed countless women who have suffered similar horrors an opportunity to know they will never be alone in their pain And perhaps like my mother an opportunity to begin to heal by sharing their story with a loved oneRIP Maya Your words have made this planet a better place If only the rest of us could be half as decent as you


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  • Paperback
  • 289
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Maya Angelou
  • English
  • 21 November 2018
  • 9780553279375