Saturday, 21 July 2012


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:

Book reflects diversity of neighbourhood
A book about one of the city's most diverse neighbourhoods has been launched.
We Are South Highfields includes accounts of nearly 100 people from dozens of different nationalities who have lived in the area.
The book, funded by the Church Urban Fund Near Neighbours project, was launched at St Peter's Community Centre in Highfields, Leicester.
Editor Penny Walker said: "It was a brilliant evening and the community centre was packed out.
"South Highfields has been the place for people to come to first and a lot of Ugandan Asians moved to this area in the 1970s. A lot of the Afro-Caribbeans in Leicester still regard it as a sort of spiritual home.
"I live here and it's a wonderful area. The book gives you the backgrounds of the people and encompasses a wide range of ages and nationalities."
Copies of the book, costing £7.50, are available by calling 0116 319 9487.

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