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As one would expect

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Reviewed: 15-09-20

Again the Secret Barrister has produced a work of art to take something as complex as our legal system and to point out the issues in a manner which would be understood by the learned, the other so qualified and the lay person. They tackle the important issues imperative to our understanding the relationship between politics, rule of law and the media. A delegate balance where if done right gives us checks and balances, but if done wrongly sends us into the realm of degradation of law and a loss of democracy.

We are here because you were there

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Reviewed: 14-04-20

This was a moving narration of many generations of people coming to the UK from the Caribbean. My own parents and my grandparents were part of the migration. Although they rarely spoke of what they faced on arrival in the UK and the many years it took to establish themselves, I could identify with many of the stories. I witnessed and have experienced the discrimination and the quiet intolerance. I have also felt the longing for back home and the uplifting drum beats and colours that made a cold weary England tolerable. I do hope this narration gives others an understanding of why Caribbean people deemed the UK as the "Mother land", the fact they came here answering her call for help. And the disappointment they felt when the reality of life in the UK was made apparent to them.

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Great insight

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Reviewed: 23-07-19

I finished this book much quicker than expected, the principles were captivating, the ideas well established and fluently conveyed

Amazing story

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Reviewed: 17-03-19

Goggins story is very powerful, unreal in some parts and saddening in others. But the overall take on self belief, grit, forgiveness and acceptance is everything the human syndrome requires.

Inspired

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

Benjamin Zephaniah never fails to inspire. An awesome account of his life, full of twist and turns. A life which is a good example to any young person who feels they cannot achieve because of their background, whether it's poverty, a dysfunctional family/upbringing or the disadvantages associated with race/gender/or some other ism and schism. Zephaniah's delivery is electric and made me want to put pen to paper again. This is a book that deserves a hardcopy to be bought for generations to read and to be inspired. Love the work!

Thank you

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Reviewed: 26-07-18

Very insightful piece of writing. Reni speaks of a time experienced by a lot of non-white people in the UK over a certain age. I think our children have rose-tinted glasses on what life is really like and do not understand the adversities they face nor why they face them. I think this book explains why many of us feel and react the way we do. It also highlights many of the difficult conversations we have with white members of our families, who we love very much, but test our patience in their inability to understand our experiences. We also see colour, whether we choose to admit we do or not. But it's what we choose to do with that information is what makes the difference. Thank you Reni

Good information

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Reviewed: 17-06-18

This is a good book to consider if you need to change the way you work. Great to listen once, but if you're taking it seriously, you will listen at least a 2nd time with pen and paper to plan and implement the change in the way that you work

An inside person

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Reviewed: 12-04-18

I absolutely loved this book, it is a true perspective of the issues of the justice system. Equally the sentiments found here can be applied to the family law courts. You have my empathy. This book was read well and it is intriguing. Well done

Very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 12-12-17

I enjoyed listening to this book and Angela's examples of grit. It has given me a lot to think about for my own self development and ideas on how to guide my children.

In the nick of time

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Reviewed: 27-12-16

loved it. I've been where Sarah is and I'm starting again, so this book came to me at the right time