Heart Of A Woman, The [Maya Angelou's Autobiographies]

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0120181126

It's the late 1950's and Maya has moved to L.A. She receives an unexpected visit from singing legend Billie Holiday. Billie came back a further four times to spend her evenings with Maya and Maya's son Guy, shortly before she died.

Maya - Narrator - Adjoa Andoh
Maya - Pippa Bennett-Warner
Billie Holiday - Nina Sosanya
Guy - Will Romain
Wilkie - Steve Toussaint

Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Dramatisation of Maya Angelou's fourth volume of memoirs

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

0220181127

It's 1959 and Maya has moved to New York, to develop her writing but also to get involved in civil rights. She's inspired by seeing Martin Luther King Jr give a speech in a local church, and decides to create a show in support of his movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner
Martin Luther King Jr. – Steve Toussaint
John Killens – Don Gilet
Stanley Levinson – Lewis Bray
Guy – Will Romain
Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Maya retires from show business to concentrate on more serious matters in civil rights.

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

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Whilst working for Martin Luther King jr at the SCLC in New York, Maya becomes engaged to Thomas, a local man, and at the same time falls in love with South African freedom fighter, Vusumzi Make. After knowing him only a week, she is forced to choose between the two men.

Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner
Martin Luther King Jr. – Steve Toussaint
Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani
Thomas – Don Gilet
Hazel – Saffron Coomber
Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris

Maya meets South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make, and her life changes forever.

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

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Maya’s civil marriage to South African freedom fighter Vusumzi Make is going well. She helps organise a demonstration after the execution of the first legally elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo, Patrice Lumumba. But it gets out of hand and turns out to be much bigger than anticipated. It leads to her first meeting with Malcolm X.

Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner
Rosa – Saffron Coomber
Malcolm X – Don Gilet
Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani
Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Maya orchestrates a demonstration that gets out of hand and turns to Malcolm X for advice.

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

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Maya and her son Guy join Vus in Egypt. She takes a job as Associate Editor of a newspaper, and faces some difficult truths about Vus.

Narrator Maya – Adjoa Andoh
Maya – Pippa Bennett-Warner
Vusumzi Make – Danny Sapani
Guy – Tristan Slowley
David Dubois – Don Gilet
Zein Negati – Steve Toussaint
Omonadia – Saffron Coomber
Dramatised by Janice Okoh
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Maya works as associate editor of a newspaper in Egypt but faces a crisis with Vus.

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