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Thursday, November 21, 2013

0 Book Review: The Black Kid Of Windsor Castle by DeRege Lemma

Title: The Black Kid Of Windsor Castle
Author: DeRege Lemma
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Young Adult

Buy: Amazon

Book Summary:
Prince Alem Ayo was the son of King Theodore II who was orphaned when his father was killed by the British Army in 1868. Following that incident, the six years old boy had been brought up by the British government that allocated 700 pounds a year custodial fee in England. Then the little black prince from Africa was befriended by Queen Victoria who supervised his upbringing closely, and in the later years when he turned eighteen, she had advised him to be enrolled at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.

Prince Alem Ayo’s life was unique in the 19th century Europe. The Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and others were deeply involved to decide who would be his guardian and private tutors during his teenage years. Even at one point the case has escalated to conflicts between major governmental offices to manage the boy’s schooling and shelter.


About Author:
Using his old typewriter which was once used by his grandfather for all his writings, DeRege Lemma needs the tic-tak tapping and the sliding sounds of the machine for better story telling.
Of course once he finished his work, his editor took all the final burden to convert it into a digital form.

When he isn't busy with his own book, he enjoys reading and reviewing international books specially those from India, China and Africa. He's also an outspoken author spreading the message to use the Kindle platform for all new publishing to create the new generation of paperless utopian society.

Is there any excuse for him to use the typewriter in the futuristic paperless society?


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Book Review:
An amazing true story of a black prince who was befriended by Queen Victoria after his father was killed by the British Army to release the English men who was held as hostages. When he became orphaned, the queen was responsible for his schooling and shelter, supervising his guardians and tutors for all and each decisions in regards to the black kid of the Windsor Castle.


Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Review By: Anonymous
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