NIGEL Farage has revealed the original version of his new book was about African-American lesbians.
The UKIP leader said he had intended The Purple Revolution to be a continuation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel The Color Purple, until publishers forced him to reconsider.
Farage said: “I first read the The Color Purple when I was a commodities trader. I instantly connected with these downtrodden women who were coping with sexism, racism and homophobia from a load of boorish idiots.
“So when I was approached to write a book, my first thought was, ‘At last – this is my chance to continue Celie and Nettie’s journey’.”
He added: “I set my story in the heady, acid-fuelled late Sixties. Celie’s granddaughter is now a militant feminist Black Panther, dividing her time between kicking the shit out of straight white men and breastfeeding her adopted baby in public.
“However, my publishers expressed concern that my UKIP experience was being somewhat eclipsed by the over-arching black lesbian narrative. The only thing they liked was the title.
“I went home, deleted the whole thing and churned out a load of old shit about immigration and my wonky testicles.”