That Peckham Boy (Transworld, spring 2023) is Kenny Imafidon’s first book, “exploring what it means to be young, Black and poor in the city”. Just two days after his 18th birthday, Kenny was charged with a crime he did not commit and faced a minimum of 30 years in prison. When the case against him collapsed, Kenny realised that his name was inexplicably linked to a crime he was innocent of. That Peckham Boy is Kenny’s “personal manfesto”, shaped by his difficult childhood, transformative time in prison, and the people and conversations that took him from being in one of Britain’s worst prisons to the company of some of the most successful people in the world. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of ClearView Research Ltd, a leading-edge research company who specialise in research focusing on millennials and social impact evaluation. Described by Huffington Post as a “young rising star making waves in UK politics”, Kenny is a trustee of several charities such as BBC Children in Need, Strength Within Me Foundation, City Gateway and Spark Inside. Kenny is also on the advisory board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
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