Mother Country

Real Stories of the Windrush Children


Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, editor


Headline, London, 2018
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Printing Details

First edition, second printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 290pp

For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they would be be welcomed with open arms; a land in which you were free to build a new life, eight thousand miles away from home. This remarkable book explores the reality of their experiences, and those of their children and grandchildren, through 22 unique real-life stories spanning more than 70 years.

Contributors include: Catherine Ross, Corinne Bailey-Rae, David Lammy, Gail Lewis, Hannah Lowe, Howard Gardner, Jamz Supernova, Kay Montano, Kemi Alemoru, Kimberley McIntosh, Lazare Sylvestre, Lenny Henry, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Myrna Simpson, Naomi Oppenheim, Natasha Gordon, Nellie Brown, Paul Reid, Riaz Phillips, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Sharon Frazer-Carroll.


A good plus copy. There is a small amount of paper stuck to the green cloth boards where the dustwrapper has become stuck down but this is very minor, and a little edgewear. The wrapper is now within a protective sleeve. Some light wrinkling to the pages' top edge. There is a personal previous owner's inscription to the ffep which uses the term 'bitch' in an affectionate way but thought I ought to mention it in case of offence.





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