Philip Spires Articles

NamePhilip Spires
BioI grew up in Sharlston, then a mining village, and later Crofton, near Wakefield, UK. I went to London University and then did two years as a VSO in Kenya. For 16 years I taught in London before moving to Brunei technical education. I worked to Zayed University in the UAE for three years and, since 2003, I have lived in Spain, completing a PhDand my first published novel, Mission.

The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser tales by George Bernard Shaw
The title piece in this anthology is a parable on the nature of religious belief. When first published in 1932 it caused quite a stir and I wondered whether the intervening 75 years might have rendered it something less of a shocker.

A Silk Road Trip, or I Gobbed in the Gobi, China,1992, by Philip Spires
In August 1992, myself and my wife, Caroline, arranged a trip to post-Tiananmen China. A few years later, I condensed the experience to two sides of A4.

Something of a disappointment - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Philip Spires, author of Mission, an African novel set in Kenya reviews Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimanada Ngozi Adichie, a novel set in the era of the Biafran war in Nigeria.

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