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Homecoming : Voices of the Windrush Generation

Author: Colin Grant
SKU: 9781784709136

Kshs 730.00

  • Classifications:United Kingdom, Great Britain, West Indies, Prose: non-fiction, British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Migration, immigration & emigration, Black & Asian studies
  • Readership:General (US: Trade) Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
  • Format:Paperback softback 320 pages

ISBN : 9781784709136

Published : 1 Oct 2020

Author : Colin Grant

Language : English

Main Material : Paperback, Paperback softback

Publisher : Vintage Publishing

Size : 129 x 196 x 23 (mm)

Weight : 228g

2 in stock

Description

‘A remarkable oral history of black postwar British life… Homecoming is an extraordinary and compelling book’ Daily TelegraphHomecoming 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. ** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week****A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year**

  • Classifications:United Kingdom, Great Britain, West Indies, Prose: non-fiction, British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Migration, immigration & emigration, Black & Asian studies
  • Readership:General (US: Trade) Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
  • Format:Paperback softback 320 pages

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