Twenty-three-year-old Anna is mesmerized when she meets thirty-one-year-old Edmund, a medical student attending a university in Budapest, Hungary. While Anna sees nothing wrong with her relationship with Edmund, her parents and others are critical of her dating a black man from Kenya. In this lead story in a collection of seven, "Love Me Black or Love Me White" describes the hypocrisy of the communist regime as well as the world seeing only skin color instead of human beings.
The stories in Love Me Black or Love Me White are charged with contemporary interest-human dignity in an indifferent world as seen through the eyes of author Agnes Arany. Based on real events, each story takes place in a different country. "Violations" originated from Arany's experiences as an interpreter in the Soviet Union and witnessing the roots of Communism. "Wives are Best When Thrashed," "The Old Hindu" and "Palm Branch and Typhoon" arose from her personal observations while traveling abroad.
A keen observer of the reality around her, Arany harbors sympathy for the world's downtrodden and explores these issues in this collection. Love Me Black or Love Me White describes the world as she sees it and demonstrates that life itself is the best storyteller.