All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes [Maya Angelou's Autobiographies]

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0120190107After her son’s road accident, Maya’s helped by the kindness of Ghana’s famous poet and playwright Efua Sutherland. She’s also helped by ex-pat’s 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.

Narrator – Maya – Adjoa Andoh

Maya – Pippa Bennett Warner

Guy – Tristan Slowly

Julian Mayfield – Cyril Nri

Efua Sutherland - Gbemisola Ikumelo

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

The fifth volume of Maya Angelou's extraordinary memoirs.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

0220190108After a run in with European professors at the university where Maya works, she’s humbled by an older local servant who offers wise advice. Maya also befriends a local hairdresser, who believes she's been cursed.

Narrator, Maya – Adjoa Andoh

Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner

Steward – Ben Onwukwe

Comfort - Gbemisola Ikumelo

Mamali/TD – Cyril Nri

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Fifth volume of Maya Angelou's Memoirs of her time spent in Ghana.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

0320190109Maya continues her quest to assimilate into Ghanaian life. She hires a boy whose true identity takes her by surprise, and when she dates a rich Mali trader, Sheikhali, there’s a clash of cultures.

Narrator, Maya – Adjoa Andoh

Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner

Sheikhali - Danny Sapani

Kojo – JP Opong

Otu – Cyril Nri

Kojo’s Grandfather –Ben Onwukwe

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Maya Angelou's evocative memoir of her time in Ghana and her search for home in Africa.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

0420190110Maya and supporters march in Ghana to echo Martin Luther King’s 1963 monumental march in Washington DC. Their yearning for full citizenship in the US is laid bare once more. She and her group of ex-pats are inspired by a visit from Malcolm X.

Narrator, Maya – Adjoa Andoh

Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner

Julian Mayfield – Cyril Nri

Vicki - Gbemisola Ikumelo

Malcolm X – Don Gilet

Dramatized by Patricia Cumper

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Maya Angelou's memoir explores home and heritage when she lives & works in Ghana.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.

0520190111On Maya's return from Berlin Malcolm X writes asking for her to work for him back in the US. She goes on one last journey in Ghana and makes a startling discovery about her family's descent.

Narrator, Maya – Adjoa Andoh

Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner

Dieter – Erich Redman

Torvash - Uriel Emil

Nana Nketsia - Cyril Nri

Ewe Woman - Gbemisola Ikumelo

Dramatised by Patricia Cumper

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Maya finally discovers her African roots.

Dramatisations of Maya Angelou's evocative and life-affirming autobiographies.