About the book

One Black Woman’s Refusal to Being Silenced and Dismissed.

Almost British – Revisited reveals the negative and devastating effects of harassment, bullying and victimisation. Discover how one woman took the Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice to court. Discover the labyrinth of twists and turns as you join the author on her living nightmare that exposed shocking racist behaviour.

This book has been banned for 12 years by the Ministry of Justice!

“Almost British – Revisited is a compelling account of battle within the UK Prison Service and the Ministry of Justice that’s centred in a sense of truth, resilience and unbelonging. … One of the most important books to be written this century.”

– Nadine White

UK’s first Race Correspondent

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Nairobi Thompson

About the Author

Nairobi Thompson is a Senior Learning and Development specialist with extensive experience in developing Leadership in senior managers and the Judiciary of England and Wales. She has worked on high-profile cases such as the Mubarek murder recommendations for improvement of prisoner treatment. Artistically, Nairobi is a prolific writer and a passionate performance poet.

Additional Information


532 pages


Non-fiction; memoir;


Book Reviews

“I firmly believe this is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand institutional systems of oppression in the workplace.”

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

“A beautifully written account of one of the longest tenures in the civil service as a Black woman. Poetry matched with brutal honesty and a long journey to fight from within.”

Serena Barker-Singh
Political Reporter, Channel 4


“Almost British – Revisited is a clear, articulate and ultimately edifying chronicle of Nairobi’s turbulent journey as both victim and survivor.”

Rob Neil OBE
Former Chair, Civil Service Race Forum, and Director of Krystal Alliance


“This book should be on every reading list for community advocates, and in every library”  

Arthur Torrington CBE
Director, Windrush Foundation,


“This is one of the truest encounters and raw experiences in the workplace.”

Andrea Malam BEM
Charity Founder & Trustee, Leader in Diversity, Published Author