A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of appearing at the Glasgow Aye Write Book Festival. I previewed my forthcoming novel The Incomers to a welcoming audience of about seventy. The event was a combination of readings from the novel and a dramatization of 'The Pairty Line'.
The novel tells the story of Ellie, a young Black African who comes to live in a Scottish mining village in 1966. It draws deep parallels between the cultures of
In this extract Ellie finds out about the Penny for the Black Baby - a form of charity used in Scottish schools for decades before it was abolished in the late 1960's.
The Incomers from Colin Baird on Vimeo.