This book gives a most interesting perspective of immigration to Britain from elsewhere in the world in the 20th and 21st centuries and how each new wave of immigrants has influenced and augmented the culture and diversity of the society we live in today. It also gives some clues as to how true and genuine patriotism for the country has been somewhat hijacked by the rise of various right-wing organisations over the years. The book presents a complex and challenging subject in a format which is easy to assimilate and, like the author’s previous work, is divided into relatively short, but self-contained, sections making it easy to read if you don’t have the opportunity to enjoy it in one sitting.

Stephen Clark


This is a book that defines integrity. It avoids all the common pitfalls of works in this genre; stereotyping, political correctness and finger pointing. Susan tells a story that draws the reader into a genuine personal reflection around the themes of identity in the 21st century and learning from the journey we have traversed in Britain. It is intensely thought provoking and timely and hard to put down. I cannot recommend it too highly. An inspirational read.

Mark A Bennison – Academy Principal


Susan Popoola’s “Consequences” is truly a book for our time. We have just witnessed the most fantastic Olympics hosted in London which has proved beyond a doubt that Britain with its diversity of peoples is still one nation and still truly great! Susan challenges us to see this diversity as something positive, as an advantage in helping us to understand the complexity of the world around us. Attaching labels to people is no longer an appropriate way to try to describe them because each is unique. Susan reminds us that multiculturalism is about different people coming together and as they do bringing something new with them. Difference is no longer an excuse for prejudice and violence. To quote J Krishnamurti “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”

Jane Gunn, Mediator and Author of “How to Beat Bedlam in the Boardroom and Boredom in the Bedroom”


I read this book with some trepidation. So many works on immigration are polemics with a point of view to sell.

This calm and measured book sets out to tell the story of immigration to the UK and does so in a simple, almost conversational way that allows the reader to connect with the real people behind the story.

We need to start talking about immigration without getting trapped into racism, accusations, political correctness (in its worst manifestation). Once we can talk about how we got here and where we are, we can then talk about where we are going.

This book is a wonderful contribution to that process.

Mrs A. Kaye


Consequences is a wonderful ensemble of stories and experiences. Some are contemporary, some are close to home, some take place elsewhere and some take place in times gone by.

I thoroughly enjoyed the reflective journey and attention to detail in this book. Written in part against the backdrop of the London riots in 2011, the author covers a broad palette of topics. On the surface, these may appear disparate, but as one progresses through the book, the common threads become apparent.

If you are after a thought-provoking, first hand account of the journey of Britain’s diversity and it’s international reach, I’d definitely recommend you give Consequences a read.

HR Director


This is a very readable book with a  great deal of depth. A very serious subject matter is dealt with light touch and a deep understanding of the what is happening in our contemporary society .It is insightful  and sensitive.  Humanity of the author shines through. Her analysis are perceptive and thoughtful. It points the way forward. If more people approached the evolution and development of our society with such understanding Britain will become “GREATER BRITAIN” and concerns about what we are becoming will fade away. This book shows a way of looking at changes in a positive way and building a truly “MOSAIC BRITAIN”
It should be widely read.

Baroness Prashar


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It starts by providing some historical background to immigration in Britain, which helps Susan build her argument for diversity bringing cultural enrichment to this country. She manages to convey her personality throughout while remaining objective about the issues she is discussing. i would highly recommend it to anyone that is studying sociology, politics, race relations or just interested in the world around us.

K. Travell


“Can I recommend you make contact with Susan Popoola. Her books on MK Community life show more insight than anything else I’ve read in a long time!”

Local Councillor

A terse but multi-facet look at the brief history of Colonization: the colonization that has turned the United Kingdom in to a prosaic reflection of her former empire and beyond as more recent influx from Eastern Europe join the merry band of  “The Common Wealth” who have settled and called this sceptered Isle Home.

“It is a basic fact that today’s Britain is very different from the Britain of the seventies, eighties and even nineties – it’s changed and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have worked that out. However, whether you see the new and future emerging Britain as good or bad may depend as much on what side of the table you are sitting on as whether you are a ‘cup half full or half empty’ kind of person.

At a basic level Britain has changed because it has always been evolving and with the passage of time it has become more apparent – it’s the way of the world – that is how we develop and improve.”

Susan meticulously quotes her sources to prove that her opinions (of which she is not slow in putting forward) are bedded in thorough research yet she is mindful that the reader may not want to be bogged down in technicalities or mental gymnastics. This is an easy read, with self-contained chapters that can be dipped in & out of with consummate ease. It does not set it self up to be the last word on political economics, rather a social commentary on the world we see today as lived in contemporary Britain

Kriss Akabusi


I was very keen to read this book having had the pleasure of talking with the author about it prior to it’s release, I wasn’t disappointed. It’s an easy to read book about a complex subject which Susan has captured really well. She walks you through some background events which make the book seem well rounded and enables you to grasp the subject matter easily. Various anecdotes make it more interesting – I’d definitely recommend this book to anybody looking to understand the complext dynamics of our multi-cultural society in a “human” form!