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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou / Full Cast
A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Maya Angelou's poignant powerful autobiography starring Adjoa Andoh Indie Gjesdal and Pippa Bennett-Warner.Abandoned by their parents Maya and her older brother Bailey are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in the small Southern town of Stamps in Arkansas. Struggling with rejection they endure the prejudice of their white neighbours and suffer several racist incidents.One day their father unexpectedly returns and takes the children to live with their mother in St Louis Missouri. Aged only eight Maya is abused by her mother's boyfriend an experience that haunts her for a lifetime. Filled with guilt and shame she refuses to speak to anyone except Bailey - until she meets Mrs Bertha Flowers who encourages her love of books helping her to find her voice and regain her own strong spirit.Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide which recounts a youth filled with curiosity wonder disappointment frustration tragedy and hard-won independence. This radio dramatisation starring Adjoa Andoh Indie Gjesdal and Pippa Bennett-Warner plays out her extraordinary story with dramatic verve and poetic brilliance.Cast:Narrator (Older Maya)...Adjoa AndohMaya...Indie Gjedsal/Pippa Bennett-WarnerBailey...Roshawn HewittMomma...Cecilia NobleUncle Willie/Freeman/Daddy...Richard PeppleSteward/Lawyer...John LightbodyGirl...Francesca EliseMother...Ellen ThomasBertha Flowers...Nikki Amuka-BirdSpanish voices... Maider Jáuregui Rocío Mesonero Celia Romo Julio Villa-García Hugo Sánchez and Francisco Oda-Ángel @ Instituto CervantesManchesterReceptionist...Lauren CorneliusDramatised by Patricia CumperProduced by Pauline Harris

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 26th July 2018
  • Duration 01 Hrs. 08 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781787531642