A fascinating web of honey-coloured threads linking Indian migrant workers, who first left the Sub-Continent more than a hundred and fifty years ago, and their descendants now living in contemporary Britain.
When emancipated African slaves left their hard labour in the British Empire’s sugar cane fields, plantation owners set their sights on Indian workers.
So it was that in early 1838, the first ships set sail from Calcutta and Madras, full of men and women searching for new beginnings in Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Mauritius and Fiji.
This short story collection celebrates those people and uses real-life case histories to make the past come alive.
RELEASE DATE - 25 May 2017
Look out for a series of podcasts about the making of Sugar, Sugar - the people involved in the writing and funding process as well as how to develop your own creative work.
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