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Donald Molosi’s latest offering is a book containing two of his most influential plays—Blue, Black and White and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again. 

In Blue, Black and White, Molosi blends a bit of aesthetic experimentation and engaging storytelling to create a heartwarming and relatable story. The award-winning play is the “longest running one-man show in Botswana’s history” and explores the powerful interracial love story at the heart of Botswana’s political history—the marriage of Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana, and a white English girl, Ruth Williams. The second book in the volume is Motswana: Africa, Dream Again and captures the moment of the nation’s transition from British rule to independence.

WWWW1Blue, Black and White is required reading for all those who are in anticipation of David Oyelowo’s new movie about Seretse and Ruth’s love story. Oyelowo’s movie, titled A United Kingdom— is based on Susan Williams’ book—The Colour Barwhich chronicles the couple’s banishment from Botswana and their life of exile in the UK. Molosi’s play is about the same historical moment and explores the marriage as a transformative experience, not just for the couple but also for the nation. From what we hear, Molosi is featured in the movie.

The award winning and classically trained actor has staged and performed in his plays to the delight of many. It’s nice to finally have his plays in print. Kudos to The Mantle for making that happen!

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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