• Full title:   Going to Britain?, BBC Caribbean Service.
  • Formats:  Pamphlet, Book
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This pamphlet was published by the BBC Caribbean Service around 1959 when total migration to Britain from the Caribbean peaked. Originally a series of radio broadcasts, it was primarily written by Caribbean men who were already living in London – including the novelist Samuel Selvon.

The authors offer advice on all manner of topics including how to make the decision to migrate, the difficulties of finding work, dealing with English landladies, the English way of queuing, and the importance of drinking tea. Widespread prejudice against black migrants forced the contributors to warn newcomers of the risks of inadvertently offending their new neighbours as their behaviour would likely be judged as representative of all Caribbean people.

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