A story about a mixed marriage, told from the viewpoint of a black African woman and white English man. It is also a book about race, relationships and identity.
One Love Two Colours is a book to make you laugh, cry and despair as it shows the reality of inter-racial love. Through the eyes of Bobby and Margaret we see how two people can conquer prejudice, intolerance and hate. A hate that comes from both sides. Written from their dual perspective, they honestly debate the issues that affect those who marry out of their culture. The result is a book that challenges previously held views on multiculturalism. Taking their relationship as a starting point, the authors also explore wider issues such as: segregation, self-hate, sex and identity.Crucially, the book also addresses the unique problems experienced by black women/white men partnerships. What makes the book original is that Margaret herself used to be a black racist - a woman who used to despise white 'devils'. How she came to change her opinion is a central part of the story. Blending social comment and personal experience, this book lays bare the myth that England as a nation values and appreciates 'diversity'. Through the Smith's marriage we go beyond the slogans to see that black and white racism is alive and kicking. It is an accurate barometer of our racially sensitive times. It is also the most honest book about race, relationships and identity you will ever read.