Homecoming

Homecoming Voices of the Windrush Generation

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Synopsis

'A remarkable oral history of black postwar British life… Homecoming is an extraordinary and compelling book' Daily Telegraph

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.

** A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week**
**A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year**

About the Publisher

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784709136
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.00496972900922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 228g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 23mm