Free Audible The Lonely Londoners By Sam Selvon –

Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience and one of the great twentieth century London novels This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in s London There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry Sir Galahad Oliver and shows him the ropes In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down He and all the other lonely new Londoners from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica must try to create a new life for themselves As pessimistic old veteran Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London Sam Selvon bwas born in San Fernando, Trinidad InSelvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun, An Island is a World, The Lonely Londoners, Ways of Sunlight, Turn Again Tiger, I Hear Thunder, The Housing Lark, The Plains of Caroni, Moses Ascendingand Moses MigratingIf you enjoyed The Lonely Londoners, you might like Jean Rhys s Voyage in the Dark or Shiva Naipaul s Fireflies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared inas the definitive novel about London s West Indians Financial Times The unforgettable picaresque a vernacular comedy of pathos Guardian

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