JAMAICANS IN NOTTINGAM Narratives and ReflectionsProduct no.: HP178
This is a unique collection of personal and reflective interviews and articles that presents narratives of life in Nottingham, from individuals of Jamaican heritage who have contributed to the spirit and life of the city and its surrounding areas, from the 1940s to the present day.
This volume includes witness accounts relating to many significant events in the history of Nottingham that directly affected Jamaican communities: the Nottingham race riots of 1958 and 1981, the Miners’ strikes of the 1980s, the Nottingham Carnival and the origins and development of the African Caribbean National Artistic (ACNA) Centre, a social and educational focal point of the black community in Nottingham from the mid-1970s onwards.
As an autobiographical and educational text, this volume contributes to the growing new researches into modern, African Caribbean British social history and literary contexts. Packed with vivid photographs and newspaper cuttings Jamaicans in Nottingham is aimed at researchers, archivists, students, local historians, as well as the general reader interested in pictorial or oral histories.
“A unique, autobiographical and photographic resource. It acts as a record of narratives and reflections charting the stories of many Jamaicans who have made a difference, in a way as to value their own experiences, which they share with the world. A book that adds a dash of tropical flavour to Nottingham as well as helping to shape the rich fabric of Nottingham’s cross-cultural, social history. An excellent read!” Pitman Browne, poet and author