The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon

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A wonderfully written account from the perspective of new arrivals from the Caribbean in 1950’s London. Selvon provides an unforgettable narrative detailing a perspective of what our parents and grandparents were likely to have endured in London having made the long trip from the islands. Selvon is able to capture the dialogue and accents so accurately, leaving you smiling and grinning at the expense of Moses and Sir Galahad. Fantastically entertaining and easy to follow if you’re from the Caribbean. Grab a second hand copy and pass it on.

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