Do you enjoy reading books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free Admission.

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

Literary Circle / Free admission


Published in 1969, this is an autobiographical account of the early years of Maya Angelou, the esteemed poet and writer. In a word, this inspiring coming-of-age story and Bildungsroman illustrates how—through a strength of character and a love of literature - horrifying racism and sexual trauma can be overcome, eventually leading to a dignified self-possession that is more than capable of responding to acts of prejudice.


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Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


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