New contemporary novel coming SOON
Some months ago, I watched the powerful film A United Kingdom (2016), which relates the story of Ruth and Seretse Khama and their struggle to gain acceptance as a racially-mixed couple both in the UK (where Seretse was training as a barrister) and Bechuanaland, in the 1940s. That led me to take a closer look at colonialism and the struggle again British rule. The west African country of Ghana gained independence in 1957, the first African colony to do so, and was initially ruled by Kwame Nkrumah. Nkrumah studied in London and for a short time also undertook legal training at Gray’s Inn (Seretse was at the Inner Temple around the same time).
This background gave me the idea for the context of my latest novel. It’s a contemporary romance set in 1981/2 and the heroine is the daughter of a Ghanaian/British racially-mixed couple. It’s called Beatrice and is due out in December, available on Kindle, KDP Select and Amazon paperback.