Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation (Paperback)
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Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 27/10/2016
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The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age. 'Reading the book, I realised that I had never seen an African love story of this cinematic scope. It spoke to me as an African, as a man, as a romantic' David Oyelowo 'A story of forgiveness and healing ... as relevant today as when the whole drama was being played out' Alexander McCall Smith 'Unmissable ... A love story for the ages ... One of the best films of the year' Daily Mail 'Irresistible storytelling' Guardian 'Genuinely moving ... Fascinating and timely' Time Out

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141985701
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
Edition: Media tie-in


MEDIA REVIEWS
A story of forgiveness and healing ... as relevant today as when the whole drama was being played out -- Alexander McCall Smith
A gripping, heroic and darkly comic story of fading imperium * Sunday Times *
Elegantly written ... Williams has done a masterly job * Guardian *
An inspiring story ... [an] excellent and shaming book * Literary Review *
Wonderful ... Deeply researched and grippingly written * Independent *
A splendid book * Spectator *
A pacy but judicious writer . . . her portrait of a love affair exposes the madness of the racial bar more effectively than a thousand anti-apartheid pamphlets' * Tablet *
A hugely readable book. I couldn't put it down * Saturday Independent *
As exciting as any detective story * Art Beat *
A fantastic love story of modern times, one that is almost Shakespearian in its drama, intrigue and pathos * Tonight *

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