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 (ăn′jə-lo͞o′), Maya Originally Marguerite Johnson. 1928-2014.
American poet, playwright, and novelist best known for her autobiographical novels, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970).


(Biography) Maya, real name Marguerite Johnson. 1928–2014, US Black novelist, poet, and dramatist. Her works include the autobiographical novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) and its sequels


(ˈæn dʒəˌlu)
Maya (Marguerite Johnson), born 1928, U.S. poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.
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