Reading group: The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon is our book for October

Published in 1956, the Trinidadian author’s vision of the UK’s capital is fresher than ever

Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners has come out of the hat and will be our book for this month’s Reading Group.

This novel was the overwhelmingly popular choice last week, when we were nominating titles to celebrate the Windrush generation. “It’s wonderful and sometimes uplifting,” explained commenter Fourpaws, “but at its core is the relentless prejudice and racism that greets [Windrush immigrants] at every turn.”

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