Angelou Essay Topics

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In her anthology Written by Herself, Jill Ker Conway discuses a central theme in black women’s autobiography that is fully shown in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) by Maya Angelou: “Because, from girlhood, these women faced the dual injustices of racial hostility and male exploitation, their life histories are told with no… View Article

The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This novel is the autobiographical description of a young African American girl growing up in the South. She was left with her grandmother Annie along with her older brother Bailey while her parents went their own ways. She experienced segregation, discrimination, rape and molestation. Towards the end she became pregnant by a boyfriend, yet still… View Article