The Windrush Betrayal

Listen to a sample

What to expect

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 exposé.

‘A timely reminder of what truly great journalists can achieve.’
DAVID OLUSOGA

‘[Gentleman’s] reporting proves why an independent press is so vital.’
RENI EDDO-LODGE

‘A book that keeps you informed and makes you angry.’
GARY YOUNGE

‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbreaking book.’
JAMES O’BRIEN

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 exposé 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.’
ALI SMITH

‘A devastating account.’
CLAIRE TOMALIN

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to get tailored content recommendations, product updates and info on new releases. Your data is your own: we commit to protect your data and respect your privacy.