Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses his favourite readings, from Othello to 'Small Island'.
Each piece triggers thoughts about his life and the words that have mattered to him, from plays he's performed to writers he loves.
Including extracts from Chinua Achebe's classic 'Things Fall Apart', Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and his current show 'Fences'.
Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, with reader Nadine Marshall and Jude Akuwudike.
Extract from Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Extract from Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
Extract from Othello Act 1 Scene 3 by William Shakespeare
Extract from A Comedy of Errors Act 2, scene 2 by William Shakespeare
Extract from Fences by August Wilson
Extract from Small Island by Andrea Levy