Voices of the Windrush Generation: The real story told by the people themselves

Voices of the Windrush Generation: The real story told by the people themselves

by David Matthews


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Voices of the Windrush Generation is a powerful collection of stories from the men, women and children of the Windrush generation - West Indians who emigrated to Britain between 1948 and 1971 in response to labour shortages, and in search of a better life.

Edited by journalist and bestselling author David Matthews, this book paints a vivid portrait of what it meant for those who left the Caribbean for Britain during the early days of mass migration.

Through his own, and many other stories, Matthews explores: why and how so many people came to Britain after World War II, their hopes and dreams, the communities they formed and the difficulties they faced being separated from family and friends while integrating into an often hostile society. We hear how lives were transformed, and what became of the generations that followed, taking the reader right up to the present day, and the impact of the current Windrush deportation scandal upon everyday people.

At once a nostalgic treasure trove of human interest, which unearths the real stories behind the headlines, and a celebration of black British culture, Voices of the Windrush Generation is an absorbing and important book that gives a platform to voices that need to be heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788701341
Publisher: Blink Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 919,809
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Matthews is a writer and journalist. He has written for various newspapers and publications, including the Observer, Sunday Times, GQ, and Esquire and has reported for the BBC and Channel 4. His first book, Looking for a Fight, was shortlisted for the 2001 William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize; and his BBC series, The Trouble with Black Men, was shortlisted for the 2005 Royal Television Society best documentary award.

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