Between 1948 and 1962 Britain had an open door policy in terms of immigration. After WWII, Britain turned to the colonies for workforce and people from the Caribbean were invited to come and work in Britain in exchange for British citizenship. The arrival of the Empire Windrush has been considered the beginning of immigration and contemporary multiculturalism. Many immigrants faced challenges, which you can read about here.
The British poet John Agard has written a poem called “Remember the Ship”. Write a blog post where you comment on:
-the speaker of the poem
-the references to ships and journeys
– why we must “remember the ship”
-locate references to race and discuss how this term is used in the poem
-why do you think this poem is relevant today?
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