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Maya Angelou: All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes (Omnibus)

1962: Maya Angelou and her son move to Ghana when Guy is involved in a serious road accident. Memoir narrated by Adjoa Andoh.

After her son’s road accident, Maya is helped by the kindness of Ghana’s famous poet and playwright Efua Sutherland.

She’s also helped by ex-pats living close by, whom she names as the ‘revolutionary returnees’. As a group of Black Americans they are all hoping to assimilate into Ghanaian life, but it’s not quite as they expected.

The fifth volume of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary memoirs.

Narrator – Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett Warner
Guy – Tristan Slowly
Julian Mayfield – Cyril Nri
Efua Sutherland - Gbemisola Ikumelo

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper

Director: Pauline Harris

First broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4 in January 2019

19 days left to listen

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Jan 2019 01:00