"Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain."
WINDRUSH & THE BLACK
In this his second book, Roy follows up on the success of his first with a timely, portrayal of Caribbean Christians who came to Britain in the 1950s and 60s as part of the 'Windrush Generation.' In this very readable book, Roy tells a personal story of growing up in a Black Pentecostal home in Britain, explains why his parents and many of their generation, left the Caribbean to help in the reconstruction of Britain, and how this provided the chance of a better life.
In this insightful account, Roy paints a vivid picture of the country his parents came too, explain how they lived, the problems they faced, the religious climate they found, the music they came with and how as Christians they practised their religion and started their churches in Britain.
In this compelling book, Roy also tells of another equally important story of African Christians coming to Britain. He shows the impact they've had in a short time they've been in Britain and how they have helped to change the religious life of the country. Roy also explains what attracted them to Britain in the first place, highlight the successes they’ve had, contrast this with the Caribbean experience, and consider some of the problems they are likely to face in the future.
'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain' covers a wide and important area of the Black Pentecostal experience in Britain. It's a topic rarely written about, but one that forms a significant part of the whole Windrush story and as such should be one that we celebrate.