An Unprecedented Literary Event for Botswana
For the first time in Botswana's history, drama moves from the stage to print.
By: The Mantle
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-
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—
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;
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.