Britain’s hostile environment has been a century in the making

Ugandan Asian immigrants arrive at Stansted airport Throughout the ages people have travelled from one place to another. Sometimes one person on his own. Sometimes larger family groups. Sometimes even larger groups bound by language or culture or religion. People movements have a long history. People left for a reason and hoped to be accepted elsewhere even without a reason.

The writer Nadifa Mohamed writes about the present Windrush affair. What is the place of thousands and thousands of people who have come from across the globe to settle in the United Kingdom. People from former colonies, people from Europe, people from elsewhere. Brexit asks its own questions, but also Windrush. 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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