The Windrush Betrayal

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Exposing the Hostile Environment
by Gentleman, Amelia | Journalism, social studies
Paperback, softback | 352 pages

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Exposing the Hostile Environment
by Gentleman, Amelia | Journalism, social studies
Published on 05/11/2020 by Guardian Faber Publishing
Paperback, softback | 352 pages

A NEW STATESMAN AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

A searing portrait of Britain’s hostile environment by the journalist behind the Windrush expose.

‘A timely reminder of what truly great journalists can achieve.’ DAVID OLUSOGA
‘[Gentleman’s] reporting proves why an independent press is so vital.’ RENI EDDO-LODGE
‘A book that keeps you informed and makes you angry.’GARY YOUNGE
‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbreaking book.’ JAMES O’BRIEN

How do you pack for a one-way journey back to a country you left when you were eleven and have not visited for fifty years?

Amelia Gentleman’s expose of the Windrush scandal – where thousands of British citizens were wrongly classified as illegal immigrants with life-shattering consequences – shocked the nation and led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Here, Gentleman tells the full story for the first time.

‘Essential . . . a damning indictment.’ SIR LENNY HENRY
‘Gentleman boldly chronicles the devastating reality of a scandal that illegalised, imbruted and abandoned British citizens.’DAVID LAMMY MP
‘I’m thankful for the truth and hope [. . .] in Amelia Gentleman’s The Windrush Betrayal.’ALI SMITH
‘A devastating account.’CLAIRE TOMALIN

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