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  Yvonne Brewster 25 October 2004  
Yvonne Brewster
OBE recipient and founder of the theatre group Talawa

Jenni speaks to the theatre director Yvonne Brewster, founder of the black theatre group Talawa.

She finds out about Yvonne's upbringing in Jamaica and how her desire to succeed was fuelled by her British headmistress' comments that she'd never make it in Britain because she is black.

With numerous awards and an OBE for services to the Arts under her belt Yvonne has confounded all expectations about her success.

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