“This is my War. My War for Civilization. My War for Freedom. My Life. My Race. My Place. My Honour. My Home”
Stranded in the battlefields of the Holy Land during the Great War, a battalion of West Indian volunteers fight for the Empire, the King and the Mother Land. Their long search for identity and honour falls apart as the fragile hopes of young lives, both black and white, explode and shatter as betrayal and race take their toll.
At the Gates of Gaza is a highly charged, emotional and gripping look at a world in the midst of change.
Juliet Gilkes Romero is of Caribbean descent, was born in East London and grew up in Suffolk. She has been a television journalist with the BBC for many years reporting from countries including Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic but left the corporation last year to become a full-time writer. Juliet’s play Upper Cut received a rehearsed reading at the TARA Theatre last year. Her play Razing Cane was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. One Hot Summer, a radio play, aired as an Afternoon Play on BBC Radio4 in 2012.