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Mother Country

Real Stories of the Windrush Children
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

Britain was known as the Mother Country: a home away from home; a place that you would be welcomed with open arms; a land where you were free to build a new life.... 

Seventy years on, this remarkable audiobook explores the reality of the Windrush experience.   

Mother Country is an honest, eye-opening, funny, moving and ultimately inspiring celebration of the lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people.  

©2018 Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"The story of Windrush must not be sterilised, or overly simplified. It is not only a story of successful integration, sport and cultural icons, or even everyday heroes like my mother, any more than it is only a story of Home Office failure, of systemic racism, or the consequences of slavery. The story of Windrush, is, like any other, a story of humanity. Of life, love, struggle, hope, misery, success and failure. It's one that is too often neglected in our media, but this volume acts as a remedy to that failure of story-telling, which I ask you to both savour and share." (David Lammy MP)  

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a shared history

Absolutely loved this audio book. so many experiences remind me if my own. It just goes to show how intertwined we are regardless of which island we came from....our roots clearly run deeper. Tjank you a so much for sharing your experiences.

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Very informative and interesting

Very interesting and some really personal stories which fantastically describe the history of the Windrush. Highly recommended

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I have learnt so much in this book and I relate so much to this book
A must read book so honest and truthful

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Helping with Identity

This is something that I am able to gold valuable. Been a mixed race man who has struggled to dig up the past due to the lack of mainstream reporting on black Britain. This book has introduced myself to the events on how my existence occurred. fascinating stories makes the book easily listenable.