This e-books celebrates and marks the 60th anniversary since the arrival of the first West Indians to the United Kingdom after the cessation of the second World War. On a personal level it represents the author’s history, as the son of parents who came to the ‘Motherland’ to support her in her hour of need. It’s a semi autobiography loosely based on the author’s own experience, but more importantly it strives to capture the essence of that period. The West Indian migration has change the face of England.
West Indian migration has changed the face of urban cities in United Kingdom, the Author takes a snapshot look at the way things have changed, along with his own perspective on his Jamaican roots and his Black British identity. The book is not a sociological study written by a scholar. It is a down to earth viewpoint of someone who is born of that period. The Author is of the belief that if the essence of the ‘Windrush’ period is not captured, it runs the risk of being lost forever in the annals of history. In order to know where one is going one must know where they are coming from.
Out of the tropical splendour of the Caribbean sunshine,
they left their love ones and waved them goodbye for the last time.
Some they would never see again,
whilst others would always remain a pen pal friend.