Maya Angelou – Maya Angelou: The Autobiographies


BBC Radio 4’s stunning dramatisations of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies – modern American classics beloved worldwide.

The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th-century black America.

This collection includes:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Gather Together in My Name

Singin and Swingin and Getting Merry Like Christmas

The Heart of a Woman

All Gods Children Need Travelling Shoes

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Dramatised by award-winning playwrights Patricia Cumper, Winsome Pinnock and Janice Okoh, and starring Indie Gjesdal playing the young Maya, with Pippa Bennett-Warner playing the adult Maya.

Author: Maya Angelou
Narrator: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Indie Gjesdal, full cast
Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2005
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
Language: English

User Review:

cuckoo unperturbed

Using audible for this autobiography was beyond great. I was intrigued the entire time. I was excited to listen to the story of her life and learned so much. The story was so realistic I was completely immersed at all times. I laughed and cried. I truly loved it.