An Unprecedented Literary Event for Botswana

For the first time in Botswana's history, drama moves from the stage to print.
 
 
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ASTORIA, N.Y. - Sept. 8, 2015 - PRLog -- The Mantle (http://www.mantlethought.org/publishing) is proud to announce a contract with renown playwright and actor Donald Molosi. For the first time in Botswana’s history, drama moves from the stage to print. We Are All Blue consists of two of Molosi’s original, award-winning plays, Blue, Black and White and Motswana: Africa, Dream Again. Former president of Botswana Quett Masire is contributing a foreword to this unique volume.

Blue, Black and White (2011), the longest running one-man show in Botswana’s history, was the first-ever Botswana play staged off-Broadway in New York City, where he won a best actor award. BBW is about the country’s first democratically-elected president, Sir Seretse Khama, and his interracial, transformative marriage. Winner of several awards, the play has been performed around the world.

Motswana: Africa, Dream Again is the story of Botswana and its people as they transition from a British colony to an independent state. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2012 where it won an award at the United Solo Festival, the world’s largest solo theatre festival. Written, directed, and performed by Molosi, the play has been performed across the U.S. and is on tour in Botswana and South Africa.

ebook and print versions of Motswana and Blue, Black and White—published individually—will also be made available.

Donald Molosi and the publisher, Shaun Randol, are available for interviews.

Donald Molosi (b. 1985) is an award-winning, classically trained actor and writer from Mahalapye, Botswana. Besides BBW and Motswana, Molosi has written and performed two other plays: No Idea (2010) is a about a Ugandan child soldier, for which The New York Times praised his performance; and Today It’s Me centers on the life of Philly Lutaaya, a Ugandan musician who bravely admitted to contracting HIV and advocated for the rights of AIDS patients before succumbing to the disease. His many U.S. appearances include a role in Broadway’s Damn Yankees. Molosi also contributed a short story to The Mantle’s 2014 anthology of African writing, Gambit: Newer African Writing.

About The Mantle: The Mantle, headquartered in New York,publishes emerging critics, writers, and intellectuals in the arts, international affairs, literature, and philosophy. We foster discourse with a global audience through critiques, essays, fiction, and interviews. We pay close attention to voices with limited exposure in their home countries and the English language, as well as individuals experiencing censorship. Read essays on our online magazine at www.mantlethought.org and explore our print and ebook titles at www.mantlebooks.com.

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