11 08, 2021

Just launched – The Nasio I love reading project to build the first library in an area as big as Oxfordshire.

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Nancy Mundenyo Hunt , the joint author of  Not so Black and White  which is inspired by her life, was on BBC regional news last night . https://www.thenasiotrust.org/bbc-south-today-feature-on-our-20th-anniversary-celebrations/ If you find this video uplifting you will like our novel. It's

27 07, 2021

Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Tour of Oxford

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 Shepherd.com is an easy to use well presented  new site . Ben Fox it's creator asked me to  make recommendations on this subject. https://shepherd.com/best-books/oxford-and-where-town-meets-gown Going with the theme .. here is Sculpting the Elephant: An Alternative Town and Gown Walking

8 04, 2021

Institutional racism is a reality!

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’m encouraging my co- author of Not so Black and White to pitch an article in response to the Sewell report, whose authors found no evidence of institutional racism and who recommend that diversity training for police officers be abolished.

5 04, 2021

Oxford the Hollywood of Stories and how hard it is to talk about me.

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When she interviewed me for her podcast, Yang May and I discovered a common passion for libraries and storytelling.  I hope my stories are global but they arise from the web of connections to all continents that you find in

2 04, 2021

The joy of learning from each other; my reflections on multi-culturalism

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Ashoka, Biography, Buddhism, History, India, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reflections on Multi Culturalism In the Madras Courier Anurag Mishra and Paras Ratna posed the question,  ‘To what extent can a society accommodate multiculturalism?’ As someone who risked my own future and that of my future children by marrying someone

2 02, 2021

Start the Week brings back memories of Oxford in the eighties . Contrasting realities for Robert Maxwell with running a small business

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Gill and I in the unventilated basement.  Compare it with Maxwell's council house,  Headington Hall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rtxv?f Good programme about Robert Maxwell who rented Headington Hall from Oxford City Council for £7,500 in 1978 http://www.headington.org.uk/history/listed_buildings/headhillhall.htm? Before we set up at the