Sunday, 9 September 2018

Citizen of Nowhere: a New Memoir

Over the summer I have been writing up memoirs which is mostly new material that has been previously been unpublished. I am currently looking for either an agency or publisher for this book. Please contact me on

The title, Citizen of Nowhere is a direct reference to and rejection of, Theresa May’s speech of October 2016 where she says “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means.”
At its heart, the memoir is the story of my personal development and changing attitudes set against the backdrop of domestic politics and international affairs.
Citizen of Nowhere addresses the following issues and themes:

·     Being an outsider in Britain
·     UK politics, including Northern Ireland
·     Working in the oil and gas industry
·     Environment, geology and nature
·     Nationalism
·     Racism
·     Sudden loss and grief
·     Israel and Palestine 
·     The arms industry
·     Travelogue of Texas, Africa, Central Asia, and Israel.

The book is complete and runs to a length of 79,000 words. 
-->The social and political content carries a strongly anti-nationalist message. It sheds light on how we, as a society, went from leaders like Blair and Obama to Trump and voting for Brexit. The truth is that the support for extremism has never gone away. 

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