Stephen Bourne’s War to Windrush

Black Women in Britain 1939 to 1948

Tuesday evening, 10 October 7pm to 8:30pm - at the library and online

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, Stephen Bourne's War to Windrush explores the lives of Britain's immigrant community through the experiences of Black British women during the period spanning from the beginning of World War II to the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948.

In those short years, Black British women performed an integral role in keeping the country functioning and set the stage for the arrival of other Black Britons on the Empire Windrush. The book shows first-hand what life was like in Britain for Black women through photography and evocative prose.

War to Windrush is a celebration of multiculturalism and immigration, much needed in today’s political climate. For more information about Stephen's Black British history books go to

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