Revisiting the classic book twenty years later a few years ago i had the rare experience of speaking with baroness floella benjamin obe via telephone for a two part interview anansesem ran in our may 2012 issue it was a conversation i will never forget. Floella has written thirty books including coming to england which is used as a resource in schools in social and cross curricular areas the book was adapted into an award winning film for bbc education michael frith is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in many national newspapers worldwide . A twentieth anniversary edition of floella benjamins classic memoir includes a new foreword by the author and some additional historical information beautifully illustrated by michael frith floella benjamin was just a young girl when she her sister and two brothers arrived in england in 1960 to . Floella benjamin arrived in britain in 1960 from trinidad and considers herself part of the windrush generation here she describes her first impressions of a new country as well as her struggles against racism and prejudice reflecting on how her early experiences gave me the tools and fortitude to become the person i am today
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