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Season 1 Episode 856623

Maya Angelou

Aired Unknown Apr 25, 2009 on BBC
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Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' is one of a series of autobiographical works that explore issues such as racism and childhood trauma, and in this interview the author talks about her childhood memories, sings some of her work and ponders the question of faith and religion. Angelou also discusses the more traumatic elements of her early life, and how they have in fact helped her to thrive and grow stronger. Now at an age where she has witnessed many triumphs, she reflects on the post-2008 American political landscape.moreless

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