Five specially commissioned short stories relating to the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Windrush from the West Indies.


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by Diran Adebayo, read by Eddie Nestor. A man with a secret reflects on the under-achievements of those in his neighbourhood.

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by Grace Nichols, read by Adjoa Andoh. A mythic Caribbean woman recalls the experiences of her scattered children.


written and read by Rikki Beadle-Blair. A West Indian boy's tale about being trapped between two cultures when his mother decides to bring him up British.

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by Jackie Kay, read by Marianne Jean-Baptiste. How was it that when Rose arrived in England she thought she was coming home?

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written and read by Ian Rashid. A mother-and-son story which takes a wry look at romance, colonialism and sexuality.