As British as a Watermelon was welcomed onto the stage of Unity Theatre by Queer, Zimbabwean writer and performer Mandla. Mandla has a selective memory and is scrambling to piece together a life mostly forgotten in the name of survival. Through the exploration of mandla’s fragmented asylum and migration memories, as british as a watermelon asks questions about belonging, trauma and forgiveness.

the truth and honesty in the show was really powerful. It felt like a privilege to be able to hear mandla and their story ‘

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