This is a powerful story about a teenage boy growing up during the Rhodesian bush war.

Peter Wood is an African - a white African. But he also holds a Chinese passport. And he is also gay.

Growing up in the 1970s on his family's farm in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Peter was swiftly introduced to a harsh world in which friends and relatives were murdered in ambushes - and the line between black and white was drawn in blood.



As travel bans and UN sanctions caused a deepening chasm between his country and the rest of the world, Peter struggled with his identity as a white Rhodesian and later in life, when living in London, he nurtured his skills as a photographer - and finally found the courage to come out as gay.


Now a twenty-year resident of Hong Kong and an official Chinese national, Peter is arguably the only white, gay, African man in China. But his wildly entertaining anecdotes delve much deeper than that superficial - yet admittedly fascinating - label.


These stories, based largely on Peter's childhood diaries, offer insight into the universal human experience: from tragedies and triumphs to catastrophes and, perhaps most importantly, joy.





Msitwe Farm, Zimbabwe. Circa 1990.



please drop me a line





I would love to hear your views