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Windrush 75: A Celebration

In collaboration with The Jamaica Society and UNISON Manchester Inspire Black Members Forum, Manchester Libraries invite you to join us for a special book reading followed by speakers about their Windrush experiences. Deniz ‘Skip’ Önaç will be reading from his book, The Colour of My Heart: A True Story of Hope, Perseverance and Love.

This is a true story about the profound transformational effect the island and culture of Jamaica had on Deniz, a young, impulsive, white, Englishman, born in the late 1940s in rural Derbyshire. In his own words, Deniz tells the story of how his plans to live, love and learn in London in the early 1970s are suddenly and irrevocably changed.

“An inspirational read. You won’t stop turning the pages!”

“A very heartwarming story that leaves the reader wanting more.”

Q&As with Deniz will follow his reading where audience members can find out more about his time in Jamaica. Deniz will be available for book signing at the end of the evening.

Following the Q&A session, invited speakers Jennifer Rouse-Burgundy, Chair, Leeward Islands Peoples Association and Leslie Bell will talk about their experiences of Windrush.

Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out!

Free – no booking required