on the front line

on the front line

Author of "From the Streets to Scotland Yard" Gwenton Sloley speaks to Viv Ahmun

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GWENTON SLOLEY: Author of best-selling novel "From the Streets to Scotland Yard" shares his powerful story -- 24th April 443 Coldharbour Lane SW9 The story of former London gangster Gwenton Sloley echoes across the globe, inspiring and impacting on the lives of those who feel and respect his passion for change. It begins from the tender age of 11 when Sloley became the youngest key member of the Hackney gang Love of Money, selling crack cocaine and committing shootings and robberies under the direction of known criminals. At just 17 he was given a six-year sentence for armed robbery and served time in no less than nine different prisons across the UK. Like many inmates it was at this point in his life that Sloley spent countless hours in solitude, reflecting on the crossroad thrust upon him and the direction he would choose to take next. Never an avid student and in an attempt to nourish his mind, he spent many hours reading one book after another. And here his passion for writing began. His first novel "From the Streets to Scotland Yard" contingent on personal experiences, consequences and his knowledge of street life delivers the raw and dark side of hustler Que, a street soldier from Jamaica, now living on the front line of London streets, battling with his internal emotions and the fearsome fight for survival ahead. This powerful novel reveals the truth behind a generation of lies and deceit, a story of a boy forced to be a man in a place far removed from home. It captivates and excites as much as it unleashes Sloley's distinct creativity to portray scenarios that are happening in some urban cultures today. Gwenton Sloley is currently a special advisor on Youth Violence for the Coreplan Group, and regularly advises organisations and government on best practice in some of the most serious cases. Gwenton Sloley will be telling it as it is and book signing on Thursday 24 April from 7.00pm-11.30pm The Market House 443 Coldharbour Lane Brixton SW9 www.gwentonsloley.com Guest speakers include: Lee Jasper, social commentator and political activist Leroy Logan, founder member of National Black Police Association Kenny Imafidon, award winning Author of the 'Kenny Reports' Althea Smith, former Mayor of Southwark Jenni Steel, award winning Motivational Speaker Barbara Campbell, founder of Black Heritage Magazine Sue Voss, Gwenton's former Teacher Jacqui Highfield, YOS Manager