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Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multiracial Britain

Windrush The Irresistible Rise of Multiracial Britain years ago West indians made a 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

  • Title: Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multiracial Britain
  • Author: Mike Phillips Trevor Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780002559096
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.

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    1. Mike Phillips Trevor Phillips

      Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana He came to Britain as a child and grew up in London He was educated at the University of London and the University of Essex, and gained a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at Goldsmiths College, London He worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcaster between 1972 and 1983 on television programmes including The Late Show and Omnibus, before becoming a lecturer in media studies at the University of Westminster He has written full time since 1992 He is best known for his crime fiction, including four novels featuring black journalist Sam Dean Blood Rights 1989 , which was adapted for BBC television, The Late Candidate 1990 , winner of the Crime Writers Association Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Point of Darkness 1994 and An Image to Die For 1995 The Dancing Face 1997 is a thriller centred on a priceless Benin mask His most recent novel, A Shadow of Myself 2000 , is a thriller about a black documentary filmmaker working in Prague and a man who claims to be his brother He is currently working on a sequel.Mike Phillips co wrote Windrush The Irresistible Rise of Multi Racial Britain 1998 to accompany a BBC television series telling the story of the Caribbean migrant workers who settled in post war Britain His book, London Crossings A Biography of Black Britain 2001 , is a series of interlinked essays and stories, a portrait of the city seen from locations as diverse as New York and Nairobi, London and Lodz, Washington and Warsaw.His latest book is Kind of Union 2005.

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    1. Fascinating study for someone interested in the immigration experience. Most memorable episode for me was the comment that this was the first time that the Carribean immigrants discovered that there were poor, uneducated white people. Previously, they had only encountered whites as Colonialists, vicars and teachers.


    2. This book took me forever to get through but I found it to be a worthwhile and educational read. As the granddaughter of Jamaican immigrants who came to Britain in the 60s, the topics covered in this book were of great interest to me. It was enjoyable to learn something about the more recent history of some black people in Britain.



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