Editions Lifestyle Magazine has teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission to produce a brand new coffee table book. Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership.
The book, which will be published this summer, is the brainchild of His Excellency the Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan.
On arrival to Britain in 2017 HE Seth Ramocan recognised the formidable contributions the community have made both within their own groups and the wider society, in particular those who arrived between 1948 and 1972. With this in mind he garnered support and secured sponsorship from many quarters to undertake the project including The Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) who in- turn applied to the Windrush Day Grant Scheme for support.
The book recognises many of these people from the Windrush Generation and has documented them for posterity.
Editions Lifestyle Founder and Editor Joy Sigaud says “It is no coincidence that we are here. That first generation who came to an unknown land with unknown customs, laboured and endured hardships yet never complaining. They made the best life they could for themselves and their families creating the foundation for many that today’s generation can continue to build upon.
Jamaica was once the bread basket of the British Empire and today Jamaicans have made a difference in every sector, often leading the way.”
His Excellency, Seth George Ramocan says ” The book has been created to inspire future generations and also to document and include some of the many unsung heroes of our community whilst highlighting the significant contributions many of Jamaican descent have made to British society. We are grateful to the many contributors and to Joy Sigaud whose vision and expertise introducing multiple threads and back stories to the book has brought us this far. My vision is to inform and inspire future generations. “
Details about the launch will be published in due course.
To compliment the book, the Mission has also been running the popular monthly series Up Close, also produced by Editions Media. These are interviews with some of the key figures mentioned in the book on relevant and current affairs.