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Nestled in the Shade of the Jackalberry Tree

by Zachary Rouse

Ababuo is the Child Who Returns. One evening in a nightclub will change her life forever, when she meets Preston Lorne, a 38-year-old corporate executive for a bottled water company. Preston has a secret which will shatter Ababuo's world and take her back into the depths of her ancestry. But Aba is not the only one bound for change on this fated night, as her encounter with Preston will lead him down his own journey into the unimaginable. NESTLED IN THE SHADE OF THE JACKALBERRY TREE is a stellar theatrical story of the legacy of colonialism and its living consequences in our modern world, with poetry and imagery from playwright Zachary Rouse that will remind you that our world is not as it seems.

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