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Poet in the City presents: Windrush Stories

16 Aug, 2018

Poet in the City presents: Windrush Stories


Engaging with their identities as second-generation Caribbeans, poets Jacob Sam-La Rose and Khadijah Ibrahiim explore the rich cultural gifts of their heritage, divulging playful personal anecdotes of their experiences growing up and sharing the work of much loved Windrush poets.

70 years ago, the Empire Windrush docked on the shores of the UK, carrying hundreds of Afro-Caribbean people looking to start new lives. The cultural significance of this generation is hard to overstate, and their stories are woven into the very fabric of contemporary multicultural Britain. Together renowned poet and educator Jacob Sam-La Rose and poet, playwright and activist Khadijah Ibrahiim celebrate and discuss this important moment in history, animating the experiences of the Windrush Generation through their poetry.

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