Category Archives: Selvon, Sam

1923-1994. Born in Trinidad, Sam Selvon moved to London in 1950 and became known as the ‘father of black writing’ in Britain. He moved to Canada in 1978

The Lonely Londoners, by Sam Selvon

The Lonely Londoners, by Samuel Selvon, Book review by Ruth LivingstoneThis book was written the same year as I was born, 1956. A short book, it describes the interweaving lives of the first West Indian immigrants to England as seen through the eyes of an established immigrant, Moses Aloetta. The book is written in the third person and includes a number of characters, but the narrator is firmly established at the outset as Moses. Continue reading The Lonely Londoners, by Sam Selvon

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