The author was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He was very mischievous, so he was sent to a boarding school in England. Since he did not participate in sports, he did all his homework (Prep, as they called it) during sports hour. As a result, he would wash dishes after evening meals, and all three Sunday meals, to earn extra money. With the extra money, he would buy candy, and records (45 RPM in those days). He would then make a recording of these songs on a cassette tape and send the tape back home to his sister. Since, in those days, Kenya was not yet up-to-date on modern technology, the songs on the charts were not quite caught up. So my sister would get songs that they had not heard on the radio yet!
From his high school, he went to University in USA (Atlanta) to study Business Administration. He could not get his rights to stay in USA, so he had to return back to Kenya. Meanwhile his parents had emigrated to England, so the author spent time with his grandparents, uncles and aunts. After a long stay in Kenya, (20 years), his sister sponsored him to come to Canada.
This book, Speedbumps in the Middle of the Sea, is all about his adventures from High school to present day. With a title like this, it promises to be hilarious. Enjoy!