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From The Hood 2 Horses


From The Hood To Horses


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Buy the highly anticipated book ‘From The Hood 2 Horses‘ today. The cost of the book is £.11.99 which includes P & P.

SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES & ORGANISATIONS can now purchase ‘From The Hood 2 Horses’ books in sets of 15. Contact me via my contact page on the website or call me directly on 07475 974 837 for further information.

I would like to extend my thanks to everybody who attended the book launch on Saturday 17th October at the African Caribbean Centre. It was a resounding success and a great opportunity to introduce you to my book, From The Hood 2 Horses. Catch me on BBC Radio Leicester on Thursday 10th December at 3pm. I will be with Ben Jackson (Main Show) talking about ‘ My Life, Milestones and Achievements.

The Kindle Edition of the book will also be available through Amazon shortly. The paperback edition of the book can now be purchased from Amazon by clicking here. The cost of the paperback edition is £11.99. My book is also available from the following places:

  • RAZLA Cultural Store –  Silver Street Unit 2/3 Malcolm Arcade, Leicester LE1 5FT
  • African Caribbean Centre – Maidstone Rd, Leicester LE2 0UA
  • Sugar’s Gym – 2A Elizabeth St, Leicester LE5 4FL

The book details my life between the ages of 14 – 19.  A lot happened during this time period. One could say, this period of my life directly shaped me into the person I am today. Though very eventful (and at times very challenging) there is not a single aspect I would change  from that time period.  We learn from life’s experiences and the bad, can help us truly understand the good.

Why Have I Chosen To Write A Book?
I have many reasons for writing the book. The main reason is  I wanted something credible/ tangible that my children could hold onto.  One day they can share this with their children ‘God Willing’ so as to create a infinite legacy for us – The Zampaladus Family.

Another reason for writing the book ensures I can leave something of great significance for my extended family and friends.  They must have wondered what happened to us when we took off in 1994 and our experiences in relation to our new life. I wrote this book as a throwback to people’s perception of ‘Horsey People’, the Equestrian World. In Antigua I felt free to be myself, working with horses. Whilst over here being the person I was, subsequently I felt isolated, alienated, lonely and uncomfortable working in this field.  However negative emotions can been turned into positive ones. The end result being fulfillment.  An integral part of that fulfillment is to use my knowledge and passion of equestrianism. My current drive to set up the ‘We Ride Too Academy’ and write this book helps to somewhat alleviate those past feelings. I understand others have also felt it. Helping others progress to a more positive and fulfilling life – I am humbled and fortunate to be a part of that process.

Overcoming the greatness of hardships, tough challenges and obstacles, were the driving forces for me writing this book.  You may find reading the book a catalyst for yourself to reflect on similar emotions and life challenges you’ve faced.  I as young man at the time was taken from the UK, to what at the time I perceived as a foreign land. Maybe you have face a similar situation or know somebody that has.

Lastly, simply for the love of horses. I may not fall under the perception of being your stereotypical Equestrian enthusiast – however I challenge anybody to say they are more ‘horsey than me’.

Zampaladus Is More Than My Name
My surname Zampaladus is unique in that nobody else in the world has it. How did this happen? Well my father was very much into the ‘Civil Rights Movement’ and decided he would change his name like Malcolm X. Rather than change it to one word he decided on something much more…….. How would I say it…………… Catchy!!

I hope this book can be a tool of inspiration!

Wadadli I thank you for the experiences.


  • Reply Esshe Zampaladus October 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    :) Can’t wait to read it!! Memories!! Proud Of you Bro…Keep Shining, Inspiring & Creating King! #StrongRoots #StrongGenes #ZampaTheory

  • Reply Data October 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Yes freedom was a good read congratulations on your first book you done well. Very inspiring and uplifting from struggles to life choices can’t wait for book number 2 Data

  • Reply Hajar Hakeem October 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Well done Freedom. I could not put the book down until I had read all of it. You paint a vivid picture with so many captured memories and moments, which were both inspiring and emotionally stirring. I am very proud of your motivational spirit and good character, especially towards your children, other family members, young people in general, and many others.
    Keep up the good work and hurry up with book number 2. 10/10.
    Much love always. Hajar (mum)

  • Reply Llaila Wint October 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Am loving your book so much can’t put it down even fell sleep reading it. When am reading it I feel like am there with you in Antigua and I find myself reading certain parts in an accent it’s great reading how u really felt when you had to leave the UK and seeing what you lot were upto in yard. It also made me remember cleo aswell, can’t wait for part 2 just got to where u meet the horses good work Cuzzy keep it up xx

  • Reply Sally Skyrme October 29, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    A real page turner. Never read a book so quick! Moving in places and informative – I think it would be a good book to get young people reading because of its straight talking style and the subject of a young man’s ups and downs. Looking forward to the next one.

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