US Author Rye Barcott to visit UK 5 – 8th July

In 2001, as an undergraduate studying Swahili at the University of North Carolina and U.S. Marine-in-training, Rye Barcott visited the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, to learn about the causes of ethnic violence there. Concerned by the living conditions he encountered, Rye cofounded a youth organization to prevent violence and develop leaders in Kibera: Carolina for Kibera. It turned 10 years-old this spring and has been recognized as a pioneer of “participatory development” and named by Time Magazine and the Gates Foundation as a “Hero of Global Health.”

Rye Barcott will be in the UK from 5-8th July, talking about his experiences and new book It Happened on the Way to War (Bloomsbury) at John Keble Church in Edgware, Middlesex at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th July, and at the Royal Society of Arts at John Adam Street, Central London at 1pm on Thursday 7th July.

For more information about how to reserve your place at either of these events, please contact Amelia Knight at Midas Public Relations, on 020 7361 7860 or email [email protected]

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