Moving poems to honour a unique generation

Monday 10th October 2022

Ten Poems about Black History

In support of Black History Month, we’re publishing a selection of poems that reflects the experiences of the ‘Windrush’ generation.

Between 1947 and 1970, nearly half a million people left their homes in the Caribbean for a new life in Britain. The poems respond to those experiences, and to the challenges and prejudices faced by those who arrived. They document a world of night shifts and broken promises, the impact on families and lives, and the hopes and aspirations for the future.

Panya Banjoko selects crucial and moving poems, ensuring that these experiences are honoured, these stories passed on, and these lives never forgotten.

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