Drawing on first-hand sources, the author creates a historical collage of the colonial era, highlighting the gross inequities of that exploitative, global, economic and political system. Given the growing inequality of present-day globalization, he implicitly raises the question: are new players across trans-national boundaries stepping into the roles of colonizer and colonized.
Although not a dominant theme of the book, the author's familial history, in particular, the life of his adventurous paternal grandfather, who emigrated from Portuguese Goa to seek his fortune in British East Africa, and that of his father, who was born in Kenya, educated abroad, and returned to play a significant role in pre-independence Kenyan politics, provide a connecting chain through the narrative, linking chapter to chapter, from start to finish.
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