When Rashid Rashid's grandfather dies he leaves behind him a boy with a dual identity in a polarised society. A boy without parents who must avoid becoming the property of a dogma that would elliminate his identity. So Rashid Rashid goes on the run. And that escape takes him through the underworld of London living and out to the refuge of the countryside. He meets the usual suspects - a petty criminal, a small time drugs dealer and eventually he comes back in touch with the social services. But throughout all his problems Rashid remains a figure of hope and his
Farrukh Dhondy lives in Gloucestershire where he works as a writer. Farrukh's earlier children's novel COME TO MECCA was published to wide spread acclaim.