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 his parents coming to Britain, growing up in a Black Pentecostal home, explains why his parents left the Caribbean for Britain, show the part they played in the reconstruction of the country after the second world war and explains how Britain provided the chance of a better life for his parents and many of their generation.
In 'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain', Roy paints a vivid picture of the country his parents came to, explain how they lived, the problems they faced, the religious climate they found, the music they came with and how as Christians they sort to practice their religion in the new country and show how they started their churches in Britain.
In this compelling book, Roy also tells another equally important story of Africans coming to Britain in the 1980s and how in a short time they started their churches and how their proliferation has helped to change the perception of religion in Britain. Today African churches are some of the fastest-growing and some of the most successful in the country. In this book, Roy explains what attracted Africans to Britain, highlight the successes they’ve had, contrast this with the Caribbean experience, and looking towards the future, consider some of the problems they are likely to face.
'Windrush and the Black Pentecostal Church in Britain' covers a wide area of the Black Pentecostal experience in Britain, which is a topic rarely written about, but one that forms a significant part of the total Windrush story and one that we should all celebrated.