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Maya Angelou Dies Aged 86

Posted at 4:12PM Wednesday 28 May 2014

One of America's leading literary voices, she made her name with the 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

It was the first of seven volumes of autobiography that traced her life from a childhood of abuse and oppression in the Deep South in the 1930s.

Her family said: "She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace."

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