Haunted by a tragic childhood accident, Chala's whole life has been moulded by guilt and secrets. After the death of her stepfather, who took his own secrets to the grave, Chala re-evaluates her life and volunteers at a Kenyan orphanage, where she gets caught up in the turmoil of the post-election violence that took over a thousand lives in 2008.
But, although she can walk away from Kenya, she cannot walk away from herself... With a poignant insight in to Kenya's recent crisis, Yellow Room is a drama that explores the power of secrets to run, and ruin, our lives.
"... a gripping, emotionally astute exploration of identity, family and relationships… it is impossible not to care for Rodger’s characters and become absorbed in their stories."
"Compelling, evocative, sharply observed and exquisitely written."
Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
"A moving and poignant story... where the real power and tension can be found in the truths, half-truths and lies that shape the central characters."
Mark Goldring, Chief Executive Oxfam UK