Nick Inman in writing

In 1977 Nick Inman travelled overland to India by public transport. The sudden fall of Kabul in the summer 2021 reminded him of the time he spent in Afghanistan and prompted reflections on how the country and the world has changed since then. The late 70s now seem like a cusp between the dream of a better world, embodied by Hippy idealism, and the disillusion that set in during the 1980s. What lessons are there to learn about the choices we have made? How can we make better choices in the future?
The Last Summer of the Hopeful World centres around the diaries of his trip. It is an invocation of lone, independent travel before mobile phones and GPS systems and tentatively suggests some ways in which we may be able to recapture a sense of hope.

(Mimbelle Books 2022)