I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation

Maya Angelou (Author)


Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic, beloved worldwide. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings recounts a youth filled with curiosity, wonder, disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and hard-won independence.

Abandoned by their parents, Maya and her older brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in a small Southern town in Arkansas, where they must endure the prejudice of their white neighbours. When their father unexpectedly returns to take them away, the children are then left with their mother in St Louis, Missouri. At eight years old, Maya is abused by her mother's boyfriend, an experience that haunts her for a lifetime. She remains reclusive until she meets Mrs Bertha Flowers, who encourages her love of books and helps her to regain her own strong spirit.

This brand new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Maya Angelou's American classic will play out her extraordinary story with dramatic verve and poetic brilliance.

Duration: 3 hours 45 mins approx.

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publish Date
November 27, 2018
5.6 X 0.4 X 4.9 inches | 0.25 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.