Welcome to Broadwater Farm, one of the most well-known housing estates in Britain. A place where post-war dreams of concrete utopia ended in riots, violence and sub-standard housing.
In this collection, Tottenham-born Jac Shreeves-Lee gives voice to the people of Broadwater Farm. With evocative language and raw storytelling, she compassionately portrays their shared sense of community. A community with a rich cultural heritage, comprising over forty nationalities, generations old.
‘A voyage both unforgettable and searing.’ — Onjali Q. Raúf, activist and author of The Boy at the Back of the Class
‘The truth and humour in this intensely fine and lyrical short story collection shines a light that is ultimately uplifting.’ — Martina Evans, poet and novelist
‘Shreeves-Lee has a keen eye for the poetry of everyday life.’ — Julia Bell, writer, academic and Course Director of MA Creative Writing, Birkbeck
‘No sensationalism to create a false dramatic effect, just real people going about their daily business, which gives the reader a great sense of true ‘life on the Farm’ — Dawn Ferdinand, Headteacher at The Willow Primary School and Broadwaters’ Children’s Centre