Homecoming : voices of the Windrush generation
- Colin Grant.
- London : Jonathan Cape, 2019.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 309 pages ; 24 cm
- Grant, Colin, 1961- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295) and index.
** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week** 'Hopeful and angry, joyful and tear-jerking' Grazia 'An extraordinary and compelling book' Daily Telegraph 'Prickles with beautiful, comic and brutal details' Observer 'Oral history at its finest' Daily Mail Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. In their own words, we witness the transition from the optimism of the first post-war arrivals to the race riots of the late 1950s. We hear from nurses in Manchester; bus drivers in Bristol; seamstresses in Birmingham; teachers in Croydon; dockers in Cardiff; inter-racial lovers in High Wycombe, and Carnival Queens in Leeds. These are stories of hope and regret, of triumphs and challenges, brimming with humour, anger and wisdom. Together, they reveal a rich tapestry of Caribbean British lives. Homecoming is an unforgettable portrait of a generation, which brilliantly illuminates an essential and much-misunderstood chapter of our history.
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- West Indians > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- Blacks > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- West Indians > Great Britain > Social conditions > 20th century.
- Blacks > Great Britain > Social conditions > 20th century.
- Great Britain > Emigration and immigration > History > 20th century.
- West Indies > Emigration and immigration > History > 20th century.
- Great Britain > Race relations > History > 20th century.
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- 9781787331051 (hardback)
- 1787331059 (hardback)
- 9781473559981 (ePub ebook)
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