Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain

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50 years ago 500 West indians made a 30 day journey across the Atlantic in an ageing merchant ship, the Empire Windrush. They were to become the symbolic founders of Britain's black communities. For the first time there were would be communities that would not, could not, blend into the background. British society faced an entirely new challenge. This text tells this story through the eyes of the survivors of that first voyage, their descendants, friends and colleagues. At the heart of the book are first-hand accounts of these times, discussing what it was like to be black at that time.

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Trevor Phillips, a leading name in the world of broadcast journalism, is best known as the presenter of LWT's 'The London Programme' and several BBC Radio 4 titles. He is an ITV executive as well as running his own production company, and writes a column for the Independent. Mike Phillips is a journalist and academic and the award-winning author of several books and screenplays. Formerly Writer in Residence at the Royal Festival Hall, he is currently Arts Foundation Fellow for thriller writing.

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'One of the most important books ever to have been published on the black British experience' Independent 'Invaluable! a fascinating and informative panorama of the experiences of the people who came to England in 1948, and who paved the way for their many descendants' Literary Review

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