Glasgow's African Tales

An oral history of African traditions

Focusing on African migrants in Scotland’s largest city, ‘Glasgow’s African Tales’ explores memories and stories of African cultural traditions and the ways in which migrants sometimes struggled to keep those traditions alive in a new land.

Actively encouraged by Britain to ease the post-war labour shortage, it is almost 70 years since African migrants began to arrive on our shores in relatively large numbers.

They accepted jobs in hospitals, transport and hospitality and quickly became part of Britain’s post-war social history

Actively encouraged by Britain to ease the post-war labour shortage, it is almost 70 years since African migrants began to arrive on our shores in relatively large numbers.

 

The History

Oral Testimony

Listen to the Glasgow's African Tales

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We Made These...

Glasgow's African Tales

Our Book

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