About Robin D. Harris
Robin D. Harris is an acclaimed British author and gender equality campaigner. His debut work, A Forgotten Survivor, is set amidst the Sri Lanka Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 and its immediate aftermath. It is described as a "powerful and poignant tour de force" .
Me, Myself & I
I am what my friends often call a 'campaigner' - an individual who, by nature or nurture, has a burning, blinding and entirely instatiable hunger for justice. Anyone who shares my unflinching view of the world - that what's wrong is wrong - will understand that this is both a character trait and a character flaw. It is a thorn in the side of unethethical corporations and a small prick in the trousers of the male chauvenist elite.
My pursuit for the truth, for fairness and for a progressive, kinder society drove me to writing. It is a platform on and through which descriminatory barriers can be broken down, legal injustices highlighted and barbaric, antiquated policies revised. Used judiciously, words are a powerful instrument of change.
In any free country, where democracy rules over autocracy, those in the tallest of ivory towers are never above scrutiny. Elsewhere in the world, where freedoms are enjoyed only by the privileged few, we the people - the global society - must unite for and demand change.
If a single sentence in A Forgotten Survivor, my debut novel, highlights the terrible injustices faced by women today, I will rest a little easier. I will have become the 'campaigner' my friends thought I was.
Robin D. Harris, 2018