Tinayanie, a nineteen year old Tumbuka girl who lives with her family in a quiet and seemingly forgotten part of the Eastern region. Restless and still, she longs for an excitement, she changes her name to Anna and later falls in love with George, a white Zambian school teacher. Her family is frightened by the idea of it and disapproves the relationship, especially her much revered grandmother. Nevertheless, George is supportive and believes they can be happy together. The test comes when they get married and make a move away to the city. This is an intense and inspiring story about contrasting values, both old and new, spiritual and material, country and city and of course; black and white.