Son of a Reluctant Immigrant by Leon Zawadzki who is also a retired soldier. Above all, he is also the son of an immigrant with a story to tell.
From childhood onwards, “Leon Zawadzki” attracted different shades of racism and prejudice, leading him to ponder, “What’s in a name?”
Putting pen to paper to tell his story, the realisation that he has lived this question through different experiences while growing up, later on in the British Army and upon his return to being a civilian dawns on him. Through the making and loss of history, there are multitudes of individuals whose stories remain unknown. Leon Zawadzki’s journey and international experiences, immersion in, and close contact with history, has attuned his understanding of a world that is constantly changing, of decisions being taken and lives altered. For many, these journeys have spelled endings. He realises with introspection, that the immigrant’s identity has never left him.