Anthony Roberts was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1940.
At the age of five, he moved with his father and sister to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, at the time called Tanganyika. After meeting his Norwegian wife, he moved to Norway where he now lives with his family.
In 1992 Anthony went back to Dar es Salaam and saw the changes in the country. This inspired him to write this book. based on his memories from the country where he spent the first 22 years of his life.