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Colours: A Monologue, and Selected Works, Paperback / softback Book

Colours: A Monologue, and Selected Works Paperback / softback


This collection presents finest of Rory Kilalea's work: the plays 'Colours' and 'The Diary of David and Ruth', as well as three outstanding short stories. 'Colours' is set in a Zimbabwean graveyard and is a powerful monologue by a woman of her memories, of love's highlights and losses, of the realities of being mixed-race and of the ravages of AIDS/HIV. 'The Diary of Ruth and David' has won a number of international awards and is a two-hander primarily set during the guerilla war that ended white rule in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. David is a sensitive and idealistic young white soldier and his girlfriend Ruth a naive and privileged white girl.

Three short stories about Zimbabwe round out the collection: The 'Missing Cow', 'Zimbabwe Boy' and 'That's the Way it Is'. 'That's the Way it Is' is a droll account of filming in Africa. 'The Missing Cow' is a sinister tale set during the transition to black rule and 'Zimbabwe Boy' a touching sexual tale of an older white man and young black man.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgrove Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781853981654



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