Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)
Critical analysis of narrative autobiography, “I know why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
Author(s): Doctor Sohail AhmedAnsari, Farooq Ahmed, Ajmal Khan
Abstract: The narrative autobiography of Maya Angelou is creative nonfiction. A recognized “genre” which covers the factual personal experience and includes oral history and the observation of the author as the observer, It incorporates memoir and oral history. The narrative autobiography of Maya Angelou deals like the biography of every black woman deeply gnawed by the stings of racism and discrimination. The personal scars of Maya Angelou are the scars, every black woman carries; therefore, the trauma of sexual assault is shared. Analyzed lines of “I know why the caged bird sings” vouchsafe an insight into the pain, grief and problems that black people in America encounter thus helping readers to understand America from the black prospective. The theory of Marxism is modified in order to tailor it to the needs of this article. The application of a theory helps readers to understand cleavages tearing society apart on ethnic grounds. The narrative autobiography of Maya Angelou deals like the biography of every black woman deeply gnawed by the stings of racism and discrimination.