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Radio Drama adaptation of Maya Angelou's debut autobiography. Maya is sent to California and is the victim of a traumatising sexual abuse.

Maya Angelou's iconic debut autobiography powerfully evokes her life as a child in 1930's America. Maya is reunited with her estranged mother, where she suffers a traumatising sexual abuse. Dr. Angelou's extraordinary autobiography illuminates her incredible life, her resilience, creativity and power.

Narrator (Older Maya) ...... Adjoa Andoh
Maya ..... Indie Gjesdal
Bailey ..... Roshawn Hewitt
Momma ..... Cecilia Noble
Mother ..... Ellen Thomas
Freeman ...... Richard Pepple
Lawyer ...... John Lightbody

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.

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15 minutes

Playing Maya

Playing Maya
Left to right: Narrator (Adjoa Andoh), Maya (Indie Gjesdal), Young Maya (Pippa Bennett-Warner).

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator (Older Maya) Adjoa Andoh
Maya Indie Gjedsal
Bailey Roshawn Hewitt
Momma Cecilia Noble
Mother Ellen Thomas
Freeman Richard Pepple
Lawyer John Lightbody
Director Pauline Harris
Producer Pauline Harris
Author Maya Angelou
Adaptor Patricia Cumper

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