By Troy Blacklaws
Gecko’s early life is certainly one of sheltered, nearly magical innocence on a farm in Natal. He spends his days taking barefoot expeditions together with his canines and his nights hearing Springbok Radio, ignorant of the tough strength in his existence that apartheid will quickly turn into. With the beginning of highschool within the Cape, Gecko is thrust right into a political and private awakening that's either tragic and heartfelt. With conscription into the South African military looming over him, Gecko’s destiny is as doubtful as his country’s. Blood Orange evokes the absurdity, longing, and worry of transforming into up white within the final many years of apartheid.
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