A NEW STATESMAN AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE
A searing portrait of Britain’s hostile environment by the journalist behind the Windrush exposÃ©.
‘A timely reminder of what truly great journalists can achieve.’
‘[Gentleman’s] reporting proves why an independent press is so vital.’
‘A book that keeps you informed and makes you angry.’
‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbreaking book.’
How do you pack for a one-way journey back to a country you left when you were eleven and have not visited for fifty years?
Amelia Gentleman’s exposÃ© of the Windrush scandal – where thousands of British citizens were wrongly classified as illegal immigrants with life-shattering consequences – shocked the nation and led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Here, Gentleman tells the full story for the first time.
‘Essential . . . a damning indictment.’
SIR LENNY HENRY
‘Gentleman boldly chronicles the devastating reality of a scandal that illegalised, imbruted and abandoned British citizens.’
DAVID LAMMY MP
‘I’m thankful for the truth and hope [. . .] in Amelia Gentleman’s The Windrush Betrayal.’
‘A devastating account.’