In this part we will quote at length a twitter thread which responds to the review by Jim Perrin, published in Welsh Arts Review in 2019, of: I, Eric Ngalle: One Man’s Journey Crossing Continents from Africa to Europe. Jim Perrin’s review caused considerable outrage leading to many incensed complaints to the editor of WAR; so much so that some three weeks later it was deemed necessary to remove it. (We imagine Jim Perrin was mortified, as usually he has ruled the roost in these matters and would not have expected to be challenged…) In this post we will also quote several excerpts from his ill-advised review. Continue reading
Our post on this subject is in two parts but, as we work on it, immediate access to the relevant twitter thread of Yasmin Begum can be found by checking out ‘Taffistan Am Byth — Jim Perrin’, which outlines her response to Jim Perrin’s review of Eric Ngalle’s biography.
None of the contents of his review will be surprising to those who have encountered him but it is interesting to see how his attitudes have become even more publicly extreme when unchecked. And it is significant that he has chosen to write in this way when, and particularly at this time, the BLM movement — Black Lives Matter— has risen to prominence. Meanwhile, as we said, we will endeavour to cover the story more fully, in two parts. Continue reading
We see that on Jim (James) Perrin’s Facebook he has chosen to post a photograph of himself almost saint-like, and appropriately encircled with stars… (which he has borrowed from the EU flag). The gentle, benevolent smile belies the truth. We noted how in an earlier Country Diary entry: ref. Jim Perrin sends his blessings, he sent ‘his blessings’ to his readers at Christmas.
In our opinion Jim Perrin is heartless, manipulative and a narcissistic personality and in posts on our site we have presented dozens of evidences of the real character of this man. Continue reading