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June 2, 2021  

The Windrush Generation. A story by Kandace Chimbiri (Read in-part by Oliver Green)

June 2, 2021

The Windrush Generation includes anyone who immigrated to Britain from the Caribbean between 1948-1973. After WWII, large parts of Britain were in desperate need of rebuilding, so the UK actively invited immigration from Commonwealth nations.

Kandace Chimbiri is the author of black history books for children; Secrets of the Afro Comb,6,000 Years of Art and Culture, The Story of Early Ancient Egypt, Step Back in Time to Ancient Kush and The Story of the Windrush, a tribute to the Windrush Generation pioneers. Kandace was born in London, England in 1968 to parents from Barbados.


Motivated by a desire to help improve both children's literacy as well as their knowledge of history, Kandace founded her small publishing house Golden Destiny Ltd in 2009. Golden Destiny specialises in non-fiction titles for children, in particular Black history before mass enslavement.


She has worked with the V&A on Contemporary Kushite Kings and Queens (part of the Staying Power project in 2011), the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on the Origins of the Afro Comb (2013) and with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology on the Fusion of Worlds (2014).


She has given talks for adults and for children on African history as well as tours on African Artefacts in the British Museum, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the V&A.


Her talks and workshops for adults include:

• Ancient Warrior Queens of the Sudan (for Black History Walks)

• Nefertiti: a Black icon?

• African Artefacts in European Museums

• Female Rulers of the Ancient Nile Valley


Her talks, museum trails and workshops for children include Great Lives of Ancient Africa (museum mystery hunt), 6,000 years of African combs, Why doesn’t everyone have African hair? and Kushite crowns. She has also delivered Black history sessions for children at the Barbados Museum (2012).


She appeared in the documentary, Nubian Spirit: The African Legacy of the Ancient Nile Valley.

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