Introduction

Nasta, Susheila, ed. Introduction. By Sam Selvon (1956). London, UK, Penguin (2006).

URL: http://www.penguinclassics.co.uk/books/the-lonely-...

Abstract

A new introduction to this classic novel [The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon] of black immigration to Britain to mark 50 year anniversary of its publication. First time appearance as a Penguin Modern Classic. Novel has had much influence on postcolonial and Caribbean/Black-British studies. The introduction sets up Sam Selvon as a major black modernist who has had enormous influence on a whole generation of contemporary, not just black writers.

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