Lament for Rastafari and Other Plays
Edgar White

Lament for Rastafari is part-ritual, part-panoramic vision of black/white relations within the confines of Rastafarian consciousness. It begins in the West Indies and follows the trials and tribulations of black families as they move from their island communities to London and finally to New York.

Like Them That Dream concerns the violent conflict of conscience and the need for revenge when a black orderly discovers that he is expected to look after a retired member of the white South African secret police who is dying of cancer.

The Long and Cheerful Road to Slavery consists of three one-act plays dealing with relationships: a Nigerian and West Indian in a London jail trying to bridge the 400-year gulf of cultural and historical separation; the confrontation between an African military zealot and the ex-minister of the corrupt ousted African government; and the marital tangles between a wealthy West Indian who has chosen a life of poverty in Britain and his elitest wife, who fails to understand his voluntary exile from their narrow society at home.

Edgar White was born in the West Indies. He has lived in the United States and England. His plays have been successfully presented in New York, London and Africa. Other books by Edgar White also available from Marion Boyars include Redemption Song and other plays and The Rising.

Price: £6.95/$14.95
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0-7145-2756-4