I'll be talking about the Burma Boys and Isaac Fadoyebo at the Henley Literature Festival near Oxford on Friday October 2nd at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. Also on the panel will be the Oxford Historian Robert Gildea who has just written a much-praised book about the French Resistance. More details here
A very interesting evening at Asia House in London discussing the Burma Boys and Isaac Fadoyebo's extraordinary story. If you'd like to hear my presentation, and the discussion afterwards, it's all here, saved as an audio file on the Asia House website.
The well-known Lagos-based writer Adewale Maja-Pearce wrote this lengthy review of Another Man's War. I'm grateful for his thoughts and the detail with which he engaged with the book.
I'm giving away 5 paperback copies of Another Man's War to readers in the USA and Canada, to coincide with the American paperback launch on September 15th 2015. The offer is valid until the end of September- and you can enter the Goodreads Giveaway for the free copies here
Another Man's War is now out in paperback in South Africa. I was asked by the Johannesburg Sunday Times to write a short piece about the inspiration for the book. It was published on August 23rd 2015, and you can read it here
The Observer newspaper (and Guardian online) published a wonderful tribute to Isaac Fadoyebo to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day on August 15th 2015. You can see the full-page article here. It evoked a warm reaction from around the world. The journalist who wrote the piece, Monica Mark, describes Another Man's War as 'lucid, exquisitely detailed'.
I was very pleased that The British Blacklist chose to throw the spotlight on Isaac Fadoyebo's story to mark the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day. Please read their long and thoughtful piece on Britain's forgotten African Army here, which includes an interview with me and with my friend Ian 'Butch' Stuttard, who was the producer of Burma Boy.
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.
The Mail on Sunday in the UK chose Another Man's War as a 'paperback of the week' on Sunday 28th June, and described it as a 'remarkable tale' and 'spellbinding'. You can see the review here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Please let them know if you intend to come. Admission is 3 pounds, which includes refreshments.