Author’s Talk, audience Q&As, book-signing & refreshments in a unique setting on a Sunday afternoon
A child comes of age against the violent background of Kenya’s struggle for independence.
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Trapped in History tells how the British colonised Kenya and how African nationalism arose under Jomo Kenyatta. It describes the terrifying first attacks by the guerrilla freedom fighters known as Mau Mau. Though defeated, the Mau Mau hastened the end of British rule in Kenya. Trapped in History explores the effect the uprising on the author, who grew up as a child in colonial Kenya. The book is both a history, as well as a memoir, of the end of Empire.
Nicholas Rankin worked for 20 years for the BBC World Service, winning 2 UN awards and becoming Chief Producer.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
He lives in Ramsgate, Kent.
We’re delighted to welcome back Nick, on the occasion of his latest book launch, to Kensal Rise Community Library – for which he campaigned to re-open for many years, before he escaped to the seaside.
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