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7 November 2006

Tuesday 7 November 2006 19:45-20:00 (Radio 4 FM)


By Edwidge Danticat, dramatised by Jackie Kay, and set in the bordering countries of Dominica and Haiti in 1937.

Haitian farmer Kongo's son has been killed by Amabelle?s employer. His death provokes anger and revolt among the farmers of Bones, and Amabelle is tormented by her love for Sebastian, her lingering grief for her drowned parents and her loyalty to her employer, who mourns the death of her baby son.

Amabelle ...... Adjoa Andoh
Valencia ...... Clara Sanabras
Papa/Pico ...... Antonio Gil-Martinez
Father Romain/Javier/Kongo ...... Patrick Miller
Voice ...... Noma Dumezweni

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