Q : Have you read any books about racism? What’s your favourite?
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
💭 This book addresses issues of racism, child-rape, and molestation. So heads up!
💭 Its a bit uninteresting for me, personally, I wasn’t fully immersed in it. It was another coming of age deeply personal autobiography which I have read a lot recently (12 Years A Slave, The Underground Railroads)
💭 But I applaud and appreciate her for the transparency and honesty in writing this. It must’ve been so hard and challenging to be able to open up like that, telling the whole world how broken her family is, how unjust living the world is as a black girl, how she got molested and then raped from the age of eight. And it is definitely not easy to admit how confused she was with herself, sexually, and had to asked for sex from a guy to found out her sexual preference, resulting in getting pregnant at the end of the day, and had to take full responsibility of her foolishness by her own.
💭 Maya Angelou died in 2014, but an author never dies, literally. They keep on living between pages 🥰
👉🏻 Thank You Times Reads Distributor for this review copy! This book is available in all good bookstores.
👇🏻Maya’s poetry ♥️
👉🏻 Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I know why the caged bird sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brude insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic loved worldwide.
Sent by their mother to live with their devout grandmother in a small southern town, Maya and her brother endure the ache of abandonment and prejudice. At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age – and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Fransisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. poetic and powerfull, I know why the caged bird sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.