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Maya Angelou

Michael Parkinson's castaway is writer Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou inherited her love of music from her grandmother, who used to sing to her as a child at the family home in the southern United States. The first volume of her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was a bestseller, describing her life as singer, actress, stripper, dancer and writer. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she looks back on a remarkable career and chooses eight records she would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

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Sun 20 Mar 1988 12:15

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Maya Angelou

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