Colin Powell was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history – but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Robin Deacon tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humour, and a soldier’s directness. Colin Powell is a lecture piece that throws an ironic spin on the life and times of US Secretary of State Colin Powell. This filmic performance presents itself as a twisted biography of comparison, exploring the increasingly ‘unnatural’ order of things and some science fiction theories as to why Colin Powell looks and behaves the way he does.
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