We Are All Blue

We Are All Blue (Botswana) is a collection of two plays – Motswana: Africa, Dream Again and Blue, Black and White – by the actor and playwright Donald Molosi, including an introduction by Quett Masire, former president of Botswana. 



We Are All Blue, which includes both plays, the foreword, and a glossary of terms: paperback direct from The Mantle or on Amazon | Kindle


Blue, Black and White, the individual play with author's introduction: paperback direct from The Mantle or on Amazon | Kindle


Motswana: Africa, Dream Again, the individual play with author's introduction: paperback direct from The Mantle or on Amazon | Kindle


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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 Molosi 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.


Art for the cover design of all three books is contributed by the artist Moses Maaramele (Gaborone, Botswana). Book jacket design by Tijana Cvetkovic.


Book details:

January 2016
paperback or on Amazon (111 pages) Kindle and Kobo
drama | African history | historical narrative 
5.5" x 8.5" 


Blue, Black and White
January 2016
paperback or on Amazon (71 pages) Kindle and Kobo
drama | African history | historical narrative 
5.5" x 8.5" 


Motswana: Africa, Dream Again
January 2016
​paperback or on Amazon (31 pages) Kindle and Kobo
drama | African history | historical narrative 
5.5" x 8.5"


Publicity & Reviews



Molosi Relishes Blue, Black and White's 10th Anniversary (Botswana Unplugged)

The We Are All Blue documentary is released in Botswana to wide acclaim

Reviewed in Mmegi Online (Botswana, Feb 2017)

Donald is named to the top 10 African authors for 2016 list by Bagus Mutendi (December 2016)

Named a top pick for 2016 books by Writivism 

Reviewed by Joel Ntwatwa (Uganda, December 2016)

Donald appears on a panel with Film Africa to discuss A United Kingdom, a film about the life of Seretse Khama and Lady Ruth in which Donald is featured (London, November 2016)

Reviewed in The Metro Review (Nigeria, October 2016)

Reviewed in Afreada (September 2016)

Donald is named to Mail & Guardian's list of 50 Batswana Change Makers. Here's accompanying video of the event. (September/October 2016)

James Murua, Botswana Unplugged, Daily News (Botswana), Weekend Post, and All Africa cover the Botswana book launch (September 2016)

Reviewed in World Literature Today (September 2016)

We Are All Blue launches in Botswana (August 2016, Botswana Unplugged)

Reviewed in Afridiaspora

Donald is interviewed by Botswana Unplugged (Botswana, August 2016)

Donald is interviewed on Gaona Live (Botswana, July 2016)

Donald is interviewed on Morning at NTV (Uganda, July 2016)

African Book Addict gives We Are All Blue four stars (July 2016)

The Voice interviews Donald about his craft, career, and why he engages politics in his work (Botswana, July 2016)

9-1-4-1-9: Decoding the Botswana Flag by Donald Molosi for The Botswana Gazette (July 2016)

History Brought Back to Life for Decolonising Literature (South Africa, June 2016)

Molosi's Proactive Pan Africanism Shines in 'We Are All Blue'" in Writivism (Uganda, June 2016) 

"Motswana actor's book magnetizing US educational curriculum" in Botswana Unplugged (June 2016)

The Sunday Times (South Africa) features an excerpt of We Are All Blue (May 2016)

Weekend Post (Botswana) interviews Donald about his role in the film A United Kingdom and the relationships between Sir Seretse Khama and the works in We Are All Blue (May 2016)

Brittle Paper features We Are All Blue, and calls the play "Blue, Black and White" a must-read for anyone anticipating the Hollywood film A United Kingdom (Apr 2016)

World Literature Today interviews Donald about We Are All Blue and Botswana's theatrical and literary scenes (Mar 2016)

The Mantle interviews Donald for our podcast (Mar 2016)

Mmegi Online (Botswana) covers the publication of We Are All Blue (Jan 2016)

Donald wins the prestigious Bessie Head Short Story Prize. Coverage: James Murua (Kenya); Books Live (South Africa); Mmegi Online (Botswana)

Donald and his solo career are featured in Williams Magazine (Jan 2016)

Listen to an interview with Donald on Pan-African Connect (Dec 2015)

Watch an interview with Donald on CNN (Oct 2015)

Watch Donald perform Blue, Black and White as part of Botswana’s 49th Independence Day celebrations at Théatre du Vaudeville, Brussels. Organized by the Embassy of Botswana in Belgium (Oct 2015).


About Donald Molosi

Donald Molosi is a classically-trained actor and award-winning playwright. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from UCSB, a Graduate Diploma in Classical Acting from LAMDA, and a BA in Political Science and Theatre from Williams College.  


Molosi is featured in A United Kingdom, opposite Golden Globe and Emmy award nominee David Oyelowo and Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike. The film depicts the marriage of Prince Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams in the 1940s and the uniting of the people of Botswana.


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