AWFJ Presents: THE WHITE KING – Review by Lonita Cook

Frequently when we try to create perfection, something gruesome emerges instead. Unyielding, unforgiving. This is certainly the dystopian nature of the fictitious Homeland where Djata and his mother, Hannah, reside as outcasts after Djata’s father, Peter, is taken as a traitorous prisoner, punished for speaking out. This fairytale isn’t about the bullying fist of a shadowed government and a lean sense of personal autonomy but rather the lifting haze over a child’s consciousness as the authority of their parent’s word wears off. Djata is okay with the way of the world until his mother transforms from a mythological god in his eyes to a mere mortal who lies.

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