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"I heard poetry for the first time"

After a childhood of racism, parental neglect and sexual abuse, Maya Angelou is given a life-changing introduction to literature by the angelic Miss Flowers.

In this dramatisation of Dr. Angelou’s iconic debut memoir, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya is played by Indie Gjedsal and the narrator (older Maya) by Adjoa Andoh.

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5 minutes