'Jan Blake will transport you, taunt you, seduce you, wrap you in the rhythm of her words, shock you, hold you in the heart’s holy places and bring you safely home’Audience member
The Hay Festival headliner tells a tale of mothers, daughters and fate.
A beautiful girl is hatched from a large egg. Her mother, a zebu, is determined to keep her daughter by her side, promising terrible consequences if she ever leaves. Fate, however, has other intentions …
As one of the UK’s leading storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years, specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia.
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