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The book title, ‘Not My Worst Day’, is inspired from an old African story, Little Lamb.  

Little Lamb had lost his mother. All alone in the forest, he felt afraid but he tried his very best to look strong and fearless as he trotted on. When he met Snake, he stood firmly and looked him in the eye. Snake laughed, “Just go! Today is not your worst day; you will die by someone else’s hands, not mine, and the route ahead is even harder.”  So Little Lamb continued on his way, trying to be brave. Next he met Lion. Hiding his fear, he looked Lion in the eye and the same thing happened:  “Just go!” said Lion, “Today is not your worst day. You will die by someone else’s hands, not mine, and the route ahead is even harder.” Then he met Crocodile and other fearsome beasts but always the same thing happened. Finally, after many terrifying encounters, he was safely back, by luck as much as by his own bravery, with his mother.   


The Not My Worst Day tells about Alex’s personal experience as boy born into a traditional cattle-herding semi nomadic community, pursued an education against all odds, survived extreme poverty and hardship, persecution and violence on a terrifying scale during which 11 members of his family have been killed. As boy, his hunger for education took him to a school in the city and then university in Rwanda, like his friends, he witnessed the 1994 genocide, its aftermath and subsequent violence in the region.

His need to escape and come to terms with these events led to his arrival in the UK, where underwent a stringent asylum process, and later found his new home to an English seaside town. He later became a man who conversed with policy makers, chieftains and warlords, determined to sow the seeds of change where there are human rights abuses. He is currently a DRC analyst, lecturer in international studies and speaker with an honest insight into issues of war and human security, cultural insensitivity and conflict conflict studies.

For more about the “Not My Worst Day” see excerpts