The Windrush generation and their descendants have contributed so much to contemporary Britain, and as we prepare for the first ever Windrush Day Baroness Floella Benjamin guest-edits our very special edition. From fashion to food, sport to entertainment, we turn the spotlight on the Caribbean pioneers who changed Britain for ever.
In this week’s issue:
- Historian Mike Phillips examines why the Windrush’s arrival in the UK led to a social transformation
- Baroness Benjamin speaks to workers on the front line who try to keep youngsters of all races and backgrounds away from gangs
- Olympic hero Linford Christie writes a Letter to his Younger Self about how a part of him will always be Jamaican
- Sir Lenny Henry explains how more diversity in the media will help preserve the stories of the Windrush generation and other minorities
- Ainsley Harriott recalls how the Brits once baffled by mangoes are now eating far more interesting and varied food thanks to immigration