Molosi’s Dear Upright African out tomorrow
Donald Molosi’ much-anticipated new book Dear Upright African – A call to action for taking history into our own hands, will be released tomorrow (February 28). The book has already been endorsed by Tsitsi Dangarembga who wrote the revered Nervous Conditions, and Binyanvanga Wainana. The book is a manifesto that depicts what a decolonised Africa would look like. A shared sample from the book reads: “We need a revolution in education to take our history back into our hands, and to perform it through our eyes for humanity and ourselves. Without question, our African histories are under siege by those who would rather believe that Africa has no history, and that colonialism is over.” Molosi, who is also classically trained actor and playwright, also penned the book Motswana: Africa, Dream Again, which highlights the transition of Botswana from a British colony to an independent state through the eyes of its people. He has also written a revered stage play, We are all Blue, an account of how despite which was also published in two parts as one book. But perhaps he is best known for his play, Blue, Black and White, which came out in 2011, and tells the story between first President of Botswana Seretse Khama and his white British wife, Ruth, and how the relationship formed a model for Botswana’s multicultural multi-ethnicity.