Letters have been used to connect African-Caribbean families and friends for generations. Letters pass on joy, grief, opinions, advice and instructions: they document lives.

Through finding and reading letters with family and friends, we can discover forgotten narratives that can be gifted to the next generation.

If you are part of the African-Caribbean diaspora, we would like to know more about your experience of the letters in your life.

Letters received, sent, never opened, or thrown away. Letters that you may need to seek out or a treasured family heirloom.

Whether you are in the UK or the Caribbean, contact GCF and tell us through photos, words, or film, about the letters you have discovered or treasure. Read this guidance on how to share your letter with us, send us an email or contact us on social media (@thegcfoundation).

In November we will be hosting Letters from a Generation Dreaming an online event via Zoom. We would like to be able to include your contributions in this event.

Share a Letter

Please note: when you share a letter with us, you are providing us with permission to use some or all of the content during our online event Letters from a Generation Dreaming. If you do not want it to be shared in this way, please state this when you share the letter with us. 

Banner photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexelsphotos in body of text by Don Gerald and Tim Smith.