Kamal Ahmed: The Life and Times of a Very British Man
'Full of charm' GUARDIAN
'Captures a country in transition ... You can't fail to be moved' THE TIMES
Kamal Ahmed's childhood was very 'British' in every way – except for the fact that he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, he was raised at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road.
Ahmed grew up as a mixed-race kid in west London in the seventies, and his book charts the progress (sometimes slow and not without a few setbacks along the way) that our country has made on race issues since then.