Colin Grant The Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation
Thursday, January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join historian Colin Grant in a special talk about his critically acclaimed book “Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation”. On 21 June 1948, British troopship HMT Empire Windrush anchored at Tilbury Docks, Essex, carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean. Windrush Generation is the name of these first passengers and the consequent waves of immigration of people who left everything to come help rebuild the country after World War II. Grant’s Homecoming captures the true-life stories of over 100 people including Sussex residents.
Colin will be joined by Akila Richards, an award-winning writer and poet. She performs and reads inter/nationally and collaborates within a range of art genres. Her short story ‘Secret Chamber’ was published in Peepal Tree Press’ anthology Closure as were her poems in the ‘Filigree’ anthology of Black British Contemporary Poetry in 2018.
The evening will be presented by Amy Zamarippa Solis, founder of Writing Our Legacy, an organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of the contributions of Black, Asian and people of colour writers, poets, playwrights and authors born, living or connected to Sussex and the South East.