Windrush | The Launch of a Remarkable Coming of Age Tale

Thursday 20 June

Join us to celebrate National Windrush Day and honour the Windrush adventurers.


Paul Crooks will:

  • Share insights from his journey of discovery, a continuation from his previous novel ‘Ancestors’
  • Provide guidance on navigating public records, like the Windrush adventurers’ passenger lists, essential for tracing Windrush lineage
  • Spotlight the unique experiences of the Windrush generation
  • Showcase the use of historical records in understanding Black & British history and writing his family’s story
  • Hold interactive Q&A sessions for attendees’ questions on genealogical research and storytelling

The event will also mark the release of ‘Descendants,’ a compelling memoir recounting the coming-of-age of a Jamaican adventurer in post-war England.

A feature of ‘Descendants’ is the list of ships from 1948-1960 compiled by Paul Crooks that chronicles the Windrush generation’s arrival in the UK. It aids African Caribbeans in piecing together their lineage by offering clues about when and on which ship their ancestors arrived, facilitating the preservation of family histories for posterity.

Get these e-Books when you “Get Tickets”

  • The ‘Africans, Irish, and the Music of the Caribbean’ e-book. See trailer video
  • DNA Testing Demystified: Separating Fact from Fiction in Genealogy’ to deepen your understanding of genealogy e-publication. See trailer video
  • Paul Crooks’ latest novel ‘Descendants,’ ebook.See trailer video

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