The Folio Society
‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ collector’s edition

$69.95

This new, illustrated edition celebrates the literary magnitude of ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ as well as its enduring appeal.

In an introduction specially commissioned by The Folio Society for this edition, award-winning author Tayari Jones explores her personal relationship with Angelou’s memoir as well as its extraordinary impact on readers around the world. An important contemporary novelist and winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2019, Jones offers a fascinating insight into the social, historical, racial and feminist scope of this memoir describing it as ‘birdsong pressed on paper.’

This collector’s edition is quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed and blocked textured paper sides. It’s presented in a beautiful matching slipcase to cherish for generations to come.

Artist Shabazz Larkin created beautiful binding design and a series of evocative illustrations that capture key moments in the author’s childhood. Each illustration is a riotous celebration of the narrative, expressing the overriding message of hope and familial affection that pours from every page.

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ALL DETAILS ARE STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL THE PUBLICATION DATE OF OCTOBER 16.
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Art credit: Cover design and illustrations by Shabazz Larkin for The Folio Society's edition of Maya Angelous' 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'

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Orders must be place by December 11 for standard delivery and December 17 for express delivery.