Buxton International Festival

Windrush with Amelia Gentleman & Colin Grant

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In her new book The Windrush Betrayal Guardian reporter and Orwell Prize winner Amelia Gentleman describes her research and exposure of the Windrush scandal.

Through incredible stories of hardship Amelia revealed deeply disturbing truths about modern Britain which ultimately forced the resignation of the Home Secretary. Amelia Gentleman was named journalist of the year (Press Gazette) and won the 2018 Paul Foot journalism award for her reportage on the, sadly ongoing, story.

Commissioned long before the Windrush Scandal broke Colin Grant’s new book Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation draws on decades of research and family connections and looks at the generation who arrived in Britain from the West Indies from the late 40s to the early 60s including many of those on the HMT Empire Windrush. Colin Grant is a historian, Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies and a BBC radio producer. He grew up in Luton in the 1960s to Jamaican parents. 

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12



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