Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sound familiar?

I am really enjoying listening to Stuart Maconie’s Radio 2 series: The People’s Songs. The most recent episode tells the story My Boy Lollipop - The Caribbean Comes to Britain and I’m listening to it right now. Those early Jamaican immigrants talk of:
Coming to somewhere better
Leaving family behind
Going to friends and family who came over first
People not understanding your accent
Missing your loved ones
Enjoying new freedoms
Experiencing prejudice
Being turned away from accommodation
Bringing new food, music and dancing.
Wanting your children to succeed and do well in the new country
Making new friends
Sound familiar?

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