Mother Country

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A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation, featuring David Lammy and Lenny Henry. 


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… 70 years on, this remarkable book explores the reality of the Windrush experience. 

“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

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

This product is also available for purchase in the Get Up, Stand Up Now exhibition shop, West Wing, Somerset House.

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