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    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • Written by: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Cecilia Noble, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 13.66

    • The Wife's Tale

    • A Personal History
    • Written by: Aida Edemariam
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was 10 years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over her lifetime her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood, and the death of children.

    Price: CDN$ 45.62

    • A Woman in Arabia

    • The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
    • Written by: Gertrude Bell, Georgina Howell - introduction, Georgina Howell - editor
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.

    Price: CDN$ 37.63

    • Slave

    • Written by: Mende Nazar, Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mende Nazer tells the story of her kidnap, at age 12, from an idyllic life with her family in a village in Sudan, and being sold into slavery. Trafficked to Europe and the London home of a diplomat, Nazer escaped - only to find she had to fight for asylum.

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    • Amazing Book

    • By Elisha on 2019-02-26

    Price: CDN$ 26.91

    • The Devil That Danced on the Water

    • A Daughter's Quest
    • Written by: Aminatta Forna
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
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    An intimate and moving portrait of a family combined with an account of the events which swept through Africa in the postindependence period. Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood - of an idyll that became a nightmare. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, the bitterness of exile in Britain and the terrible consequences of her dissident father’s stand against tyranny.

    Price: CDN$ 31.42

    • Good Morning, Mr Mandela

    • Written by: Zelda la Grange
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Good Morning, Mr Mandela is the journey of an awkward young typist, later chosen to become the president's most loyal servant, spending most of her adult life travelling with, and caring for the man she would come to call Khulu, or 'grandfather'. Here Zelda pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him. A man who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. Now she shares his inspiring gifts with the world.

    Price: CDN$ 35.66

    • Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Zelda la Grange
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Zelda la Grange
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as "a terrorist". Yet just a few years after his release and the end of apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela’s side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call "Khulu", or "Grandfather".

    Price: CDN$ 37.04