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"...I was saddened to read about the differential treatment of a senior Black manager in the Prison Service...Even when we suffer great loss, the fight continues...I think Olivea’s voice needs to be heard. She had to change her name to Nairobi Thompson – just to be heard!"


Baroness Lawrence of Claredon

Dr Karl George MBE. Thought Leader, International Speaker and author of the RACE

"Almost British – Revisited is one of those books that draws you in at the very beginning and compels you to read to the end. I couldn’t put it down...this is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand institutional systems of oppression in the workplace."

Nadine White UK’s first Race Correspondent

"One of the most important books to be written this century"

Arthur Torrington CBE Director, Windrush Foundation

"Almost British – Revisited has shown us how racism works with little hindrance in our institutions, and how it still harms and destroys lives...This book should be on every reading list for community advocates, and in every library."


An avid writer, Nairobi has produced several publications covering matters close to her heart. Below are her most popular creations including Bayonets, Mangoes And Beads - an academically endorsed book 

(available NOW from Amazon) 


Bayonets, Mangoes and Beads

African diasporic voices of WWI and WWII

​Bayonets, Mangoes and Beads is a unique, academic collection of work heralding the untold stories of Commonwealth soldiers from Africa and the Caribbean. 

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Remembered In Memoriam

An anthology of African & Caribbean experiences WWI & WWII

Collated and edited by Dr Jak Beula and Nairobi Thompson.


Available at and


Journey of Love


A memoir of poems that take you through a roller-coaster of emotion about the journey of love

Available at Nairobi's events or request a copy via contact form


After Windrush


A collection of poems reflecting African Caribbean people in Britain 

Available at Nairobi's events or request a copy via contact form

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