A Long Journey: The History of the Derby West Indian Community Association (DWICA)

The main purpose of this book is to reflect, commemorate and chronicle the contribution of Britain’s pioneering Windrush Generation, particularly those that settled in Derby. It demonstrates the vitality of the Caribbean community and their social, cultural and economic value to the city. It also charts the arrival and challenges faced by those who migrated from the Caribbean.

This book charts the work of the Association and the work of the many people committed to the Caribbean heritage community and to the celebration of Black culture. It is an informative and unique resource for schools and also the general reader, as well as a source for those interested in the many aspects of Britain’s multicultural society.

Here are couple of topics you will find in the book below:

  • How the Derby West Indian Community Association became the cornerstone of Derby’s Caribbean community.

  • The enduring legacy of the Windrush Generation in Derby.

  • A fascinating look into the history of the Derby Caribbean Carnival.

Where to get the book

If you are interested in buying the book or want to know more, get in touch with us. You can reach out through our contact form below, email us at info@dwica.co.uk or call us on 01332 371529.