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LAC 118 - Caribbean Society and Culture - Textbook

Colonization in Reverse

Colonization in Reverse

An Introduction

by Ashley Dawson


The iconic image of post-1945 migration to Britain unwinds on a grainy old Pathé newsreel. Standing on the wooden deck of a battered troop carrier named the Empire Windrush as it docks at Tilbury on 21 June 1948, the calypso singer Lord Kitchener offers up a lyrical performance of a song composed specially for the occasion.

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