Janet Alder

Janet Alder is one of five children of Nigerian descent who grew up in an Avenues children’s home in Hull. She describes her experiences in her local area throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Janet reflects on how she feels that a limited exposure to difference results in the narrowing of people’s  views of the world around them. She gives a powerful insight into how she has been affected by the death of her brother Christopher Alder, eighteen years ago.

Media No: 1164
Interviewee Forename: Janet
Interviewee Surname: Alder
Year of Birth 1961
Interviewer: Jerome Whittingham
Producer: Gifty Burrows
Location: Unknown
Date of Interview: 26/07/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:37:15

This interview was recorded as part of the ‘African Stories – Contemporary Voices’ project. You can read a full transcript of this interview over on the African Stories website by clicking here.