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Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners


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This unit focuses on Sam Selvon (1923–1994) and his novel The Lonely Londoners, published in 1956. This text is looked at in relation to the themes of migration and memory.

The edition of The Lonely Londoners that is referred to in this unit is the Penguin Modern Classics (2006) edition, with an introduction by Susheila Nasta. You should read the novel when instructed to do so in the unit.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course A230 Reading and studying literature [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . It can also be found in the publication Sara Haslam and Sue Asbee (eds) (2012) The Twentieth Century, published by The Open University and Bloomsbury Academic.

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