The Lonely Londoners
Publish date: June 1979
Publisher: Three Continents Press
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, Post Colonial
bookshelves: london, lifestyles-deathstyles, britain-england, published-1956, winter-20132014, contemporary Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from January 04 to 12, 2014 BABTBBC Blurb: Sam Selvon's rich and touching 1956 novel about the lives of a group of Caribbean immigrants in London...
The Lonely Londoners is wonderful. Sam Selvon beautifully evokes immigrant life in 1950s London for various characters who have come to London from the West Indies for work and opportunity.The tale is narrated by kindhearted but homesick Moses Aloetta who introduces us to some marvellous characters:...
2.5The Lonely Londoners is a small novel that is really made up of several short stories about different West Indians who come to London in search of employment and with dreams of a better life. I think Selvon captures a sense of loneliness in these characters as he shows what it's like to be miles ...
This is a unique book, written in the same West Indian patois spoken by its characters, Afro-Caribbean immigrants to London in the 1950s. There isn't really a story, but a bunch of stories. Starting with Moses Aloetta, the veteran immigrant from Trinidad who is now responsible for initiating greenho...
This book centers on a number of immigrants to London, mostly black West Indians. Most prominently there's Moses, who starts out the book with a grumpy mood and a cynical attitude, telling a new arrival, "Though the boys does have to get up and hustle a lot, still every man on his own. It ain't have...