“A Coloured in Full Flight” A memoir of triumph over adversity

“A Coloured in Full Flight” A memoir of triumph over adversity

Growing up in apartheid-era South Africa was a turbulent journey for author and nurse, G.D. Christopher. In his compelling three-part series, titled “A Coloured in Full Flight,” Christopher shares his poignant childhood experiences, marked by abuse, bullying, and racial segregation.

The first book, “A Coloured in Full Flight: The Boy from the Barracks,” delves into Christopher’s early years from age five to fourteen. Raised by impoverished parents in a racially divided society, he grapples with isolation and discrimination due to his differences. Enduring abuse and torment, Christopher’s self-esteem suffers, leaving him with lasting scars of insecurity and low confidence.

In the second installment, “A Coloured in Full Flight: The Fight to Be Me,” Christopher navigates through his teenage years and early adulthood, confronting societal prejudices and racial tensions. Against the backdrop of South Africa’s state of emergency in 1985, he perseveres through the challenges of racial segregation, education disparities, and professional barriers in nursing.

The final book, “A Coloured in Full Flight: The Path to Self-Acceptance,” chronicles Christopher’s journey towards healing and acceptance. Relocating to a new town, he grapples with his emotional scars and strives to find his place in the world. Through introspection and resilience, Christopher emerges as a beacon of hope, embracing his identity and embracing his journey into the gay community.

Reflecting on his life’s journey, Christopher acknowledges the importance of sharing his story to inspire others facing adversity. Despite the hardships endured, he finds solace in his ability to overcome obstacles and advocate for self-acceptance and equality.

Christopher’s memoirs offer a candid portrayal of life in apartheid-era South Africa, resonating with readers of all ages who have experienced bullying or discrimination. Through his courage and resilience, Christopher’s story serves as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for growth and transformation.


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G.D. Christopher was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1967. After completing his schooling, he pursued a career in nursing, graduating with honors from Coronation Nursing College in Johannesburg. In 2001, Christopher relocated to the United Kingdom, where he continues to work as an agency nurse in Wales.

In addition to his memoir, Christopher is also known for his work in film, having written and executive produced “The Golden Rule Cape Town,” a short film addressing student issues and date rape.

Christopher’s books are available on Amazon, and for readers in South Africa, printed copies can be obtained by contacting him directly at gdc1967@gmail.com.

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