Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ is a modern classic, and deservedly so. You’ll likely see it on any half-decent ‘books to read before you kick it’ list and that’s partly the reason I chose to read it. It was recommended to me by my rather wise old father and immediately it looked like a book I’d enjoy. Favouring other influential books such as Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Burgess’ oddly fascinating ‘A Clockwork Orange’ I assumed this would fall in nicely with my attempt at broadening my literary horizon.

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