The Lonely Londoners

by Sam Selvon

Book Info

Author Sam Selvon
Year 1956

Book Description

No. of Mentions: 14

Year of publication: 1956 (Longmans, UK; St Martin’s Press, US)

Author Birthplace: Trinidad

Residence: UK; Canada; Trinidad

Genre: Fiction

Summary: Selvon paints several pictures of West Indian immigrant life in London in the 1950s through a series of loosely connected vignettes, pitting the desires of the working class for social mobility against self-doubt and disappointment. 

Comments: “Introduced me to all a we in print.” Winsome Hudson