Dreaming in Colour

As students at university in Makhanda during the #RUReferenceList campaign, Langa and her lover Khwezi have a passionate and complex relationship. Puzzling gaps in her memory haunt Langa, yet her dreams are vivid with colours and symbols that hint at a nightmare of forgotten violations and losses. So many secrets — and Langa has had enough of secrets and silences. Who can she turn to? Her mother? Her grandmother? Khwezi? Or herself?

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DATE

August 2021

GENRE

Fiction, novel
i

PAGES

140

ISBN

978-1-928433-17-0

Dreaming in Colour

In her debut novel, Dreaming in Colour, Uvile Ximba explores with subtlety, humour and probing insight the connections between the joyful reclaiming of pleasure and the healing of buried traumas.

As students at university in Makhanda during the #RUReferenceList campaign, Langa and her lover Khwezi have a passionate and complex relationship. Puzzling gaps in her memory haunt Langa, yet her dreams are vivid with colours and symbols that hint at a nightmare of forgotten violations and losses. So many secrets — and Langa has had enough of secrets and silences. Who can she turn to? Her mother? Her grandmother? Khwezi? Or herself?

Dreaming In Colour is Langa’s story of coming out to herself, of discerning the history behind the closed door of conscious memory.

Uvile Ximba

Uvile Memory SamkelisiweXimba is a theatre-maker, writer and creative practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Politics and International Relations and Dramatic Arts. She is an ASSITEJ SouthAfrica ‘In The Works’ 2020 playwright, and works as an intern at SonkeGender Justice. Her research interest lie in issues affecting blackLGBTQIA+ women in South Africa; her Honours thesis was on creative approaches as dialogue forLGBTQIA+ Intimate Partner Violence. Uvile is the co-founder ofmultimedia production, Thamba Creatives premised on telling women stories in South Africa. When it comes to her creativity, she prioritises interdisciplinary praxis and her stance is, “Why wait?”

Uvile Ximba's author page
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The publication of this title has been supported by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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