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Colour Bar - (aka A United Kingdom) (Paperback, Media tie-in): Susan Williams

Colour Bar - (aka A United Kingdom) (Paperback, Media tie-in)

Susan Williams

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Colour Bar is 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, 1945: the heir apparent to the kingship of Bechuanaland (later Botswana) arrives in Britain to complete his legal studies. Seretse Khama, an urbane 24-year-old, educated like Mandela at Fort Hare, is welcomed into the elite world of the Inner Temple in London. But then, in 1947, he does something that will change the course of his life, and that of his country, forcing him into to six long years of exile: he falls in love with a white British woman, Ruth Williams.

Drawing on a mass of previously classified records, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth's story – an astonishing account of how the British Government conspired with apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia to prevent the mixed-race royal couple returning home. This is a shocking account of a shameful period in British history: of overt racism on the streets of London and the corridors of Whitehall, and of appeasement to apartheid South Africa.

But it is also an inspiring, triumphant tale of hope, courage and true love, as with tenacity and great dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato people overcome prejudice in their fight for justice.

General

Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2017
Authors: Susan Williams
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 407
Edition: Media tie-in
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-198570-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Royalty
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Royalty
LSN: 0-14-198570-4
Barcode: 9780141985701

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