I'll be talking about the Burma Boys and Another Man's War at Asia House in central London on the evening of September 10th.
Asia House is at 63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom, and the event starts at 18.45. More details here.
Please do come, it should be a fascinating discussion about the Second World War, and the legacy of the British Empire in Burma and Africa.
I'm looking forward to discussing Another Man's War in Cheltenham on the evening of Friday July 17th. I'll be talking at the Suffolk Anthology Bookshop at 17 Suffolk Parade, at 7.30pm- about the neglected role of African soldiers in the Second World War, the extraordinary story of Isaac Fadoyebo, and the legacy of Empire in Nigeria, Africa and Burma. And, of course, I'll be signing copies of the book. It should be a fascinating evening so if you're near Cheltenham please come along.
The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop is on 01242 361362, and email@example.com . Please let them know if you intend to come. Admission is 3 pounds, which includes refreshments.
The paperback version of Another Man's War has now been released in the UK. You can find it in good bookshops, and of course at this site on Amazon. It's only half the price of the hardback version. Readers in Nigeria can find Another Man's War at Glendora (Lagos, Abuja) and Quintessence (Lagos).
I'm pleased to say that ANOTHER MAN'S WAR will be released in paperback in the UK on June 4th. The paperback will be half the price of the hardback. You can advance order a copy from Amazon or from major booksellers.
The paperback version in the United States will be coming out in September- more details to follow.
It was wonderful to present 'Another Man's War' at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, and to take the story of Isaac Fadoyebo and his forgotten African colleagues back to Burma, where it all happened in 1944. For more on the story behind the Festival- it's trials, tribulations and triumphs- read this excellent article by Margaret Simons. (And see below, Festival patron Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with organisers Jane and Andrew Heyn, looking forward to some post-festival reading!)
I'm very excited to be travelling to Burma/Myanmar today to attend the Irrawaddy Literary Festival. Much more about the Festival here. I'll be talking about 'Another Man's War' on Sunday March 29th, at 11am. And on Monday March 30th at 3 pm I'm due to show my film 'Burma Boy', about Isaac Fadoyebo's extraordinary adventures in Burma during the Second World War. So if you're in Mandalay, please come along, it should be a great event.
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I'm delighted to have been invited to the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Mandalay, Myanmar/Burma, from March 28th-30th. I'll be talking about the forgotten African soldiers who fought in Burma in the Second World War, and in particular, about Isaac Fadoyebo's incredible story of survival. It would be wonderful to see anyone there who is interested in this story. Copies of 'Another Man's War' will be on sale. Much more about the Irrawaddy Literary Festival here. It takes place at the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel. All events are free, and it promises to be an amazing mix of Burmese and international literary talent. Aung San Suu Kyi is the patron.
Channels TV in Lagos covered the November 2014 Lagos launch of 'Another Man's War', which was held at Quintessence Book Shop in Ikoyi. You can see their report here on an enjoyable and stimulating evening, where we were honoured by the attendance of several member's of Isaac Fadoyebo's family.
I'll be giving an illustrated talk about the African soldiers in Burma, and Isaac Fadoyebo's extraordinary adventures, at Oxford University on Monday January 19th.
It's one of the 'African History and Politics Seminars', at Queen Elizabeth House, at 5pm
Copies of 'Another Man's War' will be on sale, at a special reduced price.
Please do come if you're in Oxford, and spread the word to anyone whom you think might find my talk of interest.