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Maya Angelou: The Heart of a Woman (Omnibus)

Maya Angelou moves to LA in the late 1950s and receives an unexpected visit from singing legend Billie Holiday. Omnibus edition of Angelou's autobiography starring Nina Sosanya.

Maya Angelou moves to LA in the late 1950s and receives an unexpected visit from singing legend Billie Holiday.

Omnibus edition of Angelou's autobiography.

This series sees Maya move onto New York, retire from singing to pursue her writing at the Harlem Writers Guild, and move into Civil Rights. She works for Martin Luther King Junior, and meets Malcolm X. She also falls in love with a South African freedom fighter.

Narrator Maya - Adjoh Andoh
Maya - Pippa Bennett-Warner
Billie Holiday - Nina Sosanya
Wilkie/Martin Luther King Junior - Steve Toussaint
John Killens/Malcolm X - Don Gilet
Hazel - Saffron Coomber
Vusumzi Make - Danny Sapani

Dramatised by Janice Okoh

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in November 2018

16 days left to listen

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Dec 2018 13:00

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