The poet Hannah Lowe reads from her memoir about her Jamaican father and her relationship with him during her childhood in Essex. Using a notebook found after his death and letters and interviews with family, she recreates his childhood and young adult years in the decades before he met her mother.
A young woman forges her own path. Chick dwindles before his family's eyes, but his daughter's gaze is focussed elsewhere.
Read by the author, Hannah Lowe, with recreated and imagined sections of Chick's life read by Colin Salmon.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.
A young woman forges her own path. Chick dwindles before his family's eyes.