Anni Domingo on the writing of Breaking the Maafa Chain
The remarkable true story of the slave who become Queen Victoria’s goddaughter

Writer and actor Anni Domingo is on the pod to talk about her debut novel Breaking the Maafa Chain, the remarkable true story of Sara Forbes Bonetta. Anni discusses adapting historical research into a fictionalised retelling, how Covid-19 has disrupted her acting work and how being on our Escalator talent development scheme in 2019 helped develop her writing.

Meanwhile, Simon and Steph talk about our exciting online writing courses and get distracted by the presence of a millionaire shortbread from nearby cafe Smokey Barn. If you’re ever in the vicinity of Dragon Hall in Norwich, do pay them a visit!

Hosted by Simon Jones and Steph McKenna.

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Music by Bennet Maples.

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