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The Life and Times of a Very British Man

A revealing, honest and often comic coming-of-age story about growing up in 1970s Britain on the boundaries of race for BBC Economics Editor, Kamal Ahmed

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 in 1970s London at a time when being mixed-race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road.

The Life and Times of a Very British Man makes the case for a new conversation about race in Britain through personal stories, political analysis and passionate belief in the ultimate good of this country. Kamal recounts the extraordinary circumstances that led to his father, a proud Sudanese scientist, marrying his mother, a grammar-school educated white woman from Yorkshire, and the first person he met off the plane.

Heartfelt, witty and profound, this is a modern state-of-the-nation from and a study of why, when we consider the often divisive debate about our identity, there are still great grounds for optimism.

The Life and Times of a Very British Man by Kamal Ahmed publishes on 18th October 2018.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 - 12:00am

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