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Maya, in a state of trauma, has stopped speaking and is back living with her Grandmother in Arkansas. She meets her first life line in the guise of the wonderfully refined Mrs. Flowers.

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
Bertha Flowers Nikki Amuka-Bird
Director Pauline Harris
Producer Pauline Harris
Author Maya Angelou
Adaptor Patricia Cumper

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