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Jackie Kay

Desert Island Discs


In this broadcast, Kirsty Young interviews Jackie Kay, adoptee, writer and playwright. Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father but was adopted by a white Scottish couple. She talks about her kind and generous adoptive parents, and about much later meeting both biological parents. During the program, Jackie selected music by other Care Experienced People: Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles.

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