Colin Grant & Clair Wills
Migration: Windrush and Beyond

From 1948, Commonwealth citizens were encouraged to relocate to Britain, including West Indians enticed to ‘come home’. The cultural landscape encountered was often hostile and racist. Yet post-war Britain needed rebuilding, and new arrivals also flocked from Ireland, Bengal, Poland, Malta, the Punjab and Cyprus, transforming themselves and the country in the process. Colin Grant, (Homecoming, Voices of the Windrush Generation), and Clair Wills (Lovers and Strangers) discuss mass migration’s impact on this transfiguring period of UK history.

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