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Maya is living with South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make. She is in love but bored as a ‘dutiful wife’ so creates a political group for women to effect change.

Maya’s civil marriage to South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make is going well. She helps organise a demonstration after the execution of the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo, Patrice Lumumba. But it gets out of hand and turns out to be much bigger than anticipated. It leads to her first meeting with Malcolm X.

Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner
Rosa – Saffron Coomber
Malcolm X – Don Gilet
Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani
Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

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