Freeing the Caged Bird: My Conversations with Maya Angelou

This essay, published in The Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students, uses trauma theory to tease out the psychological complexities of Maya Angelou’s childhood sexual abuse, as portrayed in her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and most importantly, the resilience that allows her to overcome it.

Screenshot of Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students and related information

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