Granta's Britain, Sugar In The Blood

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0120120507

Four writers create a personal portrait, exploring their sense of identity and what it feels like to be at home in Britain.

'Sugar In The Blood' by Andrea Stuart. Read by Lorraine Burroughs.

This selection of original non-fiction is taken from a glorious and sometimes feistily cantankerous celebration of Britain.

Andrea Stuart arrived from Barbados in the mid 1970s, aged 14 yrs. Hers was a plantation owning Bajan family descended from an 18th century English emigrant. The essay explores the painful contradictions of race, money and class - all transcended by that arbitrary signifier, skin colour.

Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

By Andrea Stuart. Exploring the painful contradictions of race, money and class.

0120120508

By Andrea Stuart. Exploring the painful contradictions of race, money and class.