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Samuel Selvon (1923– 16 April 1994) was a Trinidad-born writer. Selvon was educated at Naparima College, San Fernando before moving to London, England in the 1950s, and later to Alberta, Canada. He is known for novels such as The Lonely Londoners (1956) and Moses Ascending (1975). His novel A Brighter Sun (1952), detailing the construction of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway in Trinidad through the eyes of young Indian worker Tiger, was a popular choice on the CXC English Literature syllabus for many years. Other works include Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958) and Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1972).

Selvon spent some years living as a writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was largely ignored by the Canadian literary establishment, with his works receiving no reviews during his residency.

The Lonely Londoners, as with most of his later work, focuses on the immigration of West Indians to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, and the cultural differences which are often subtle and implicit to the dying Empire's fantasy of a "white nation". Selvon also illustrates the panoply of different "cities" that are lived in London, as with any major city, due to class and racial boundaries. In many ways, his books are the precursors to works such as Some Kind of Black by Diran Adebayo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith and The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi.

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Total Books: 32
Turn Again Tiger
2011 - Turn Again Tiger [Caribbean Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845231460
ISBN-10: 1845231465

Eldorado West One
2008 - Eldorado West One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948833069
ISBN-10: 0948833068
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

Highway in the Sun A Collection of Plays
2008 - Highway in the Sun a Collection of Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948833076
ISBN-10: 0948833076
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Moses Ascending
2008 - Moses Ascending (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141189314
ISBN-10: 0141189312

Moses Migrating
1992 - Moses Migrating [Three Continents Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780894107153
ISBN-10: 0894107151
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Lonely Londoners
1991 - The Lonely Londoners (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780920661161
ISBN-10: 0920661165
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Brighter Sun
1987 - Brighter Sun [Longman Caribbean Writer Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780582642652
ISBN-10: 0582642655

Lonely Londoners
1979 - Lonely Londoners (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780894101137
ISBN-10: 0894101137

Ways of Sunlight
1973 - Ways of Sunlight (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780582786059
ISBN-10: 0582786053

Those Who Eat the Cascadura
1972 - Those Who Eat the Cascadura (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780706700022
ISBN-10: 0706700023

A Brighter Sun
1953 - A Brighter Sun (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670191208
ISBN-10: 0670191205

Lonely Londoners The
Lonely Londoners The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141188416
ISBN-10: 0141188413
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Drink of Water
A Drink of Water [Rapid Reading] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780175550487
ISBN-10: 0175550484

The plains of Caroni
The Plains of Caroni (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780261631830
ISBN-10: 0261631837
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Foreday Morning Selected Prose 1946-1986
Foreday Morning Selected Prose 1946-1986 [Longman Caribbean Writers Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582039827
ISBN-10: 0582039827
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Housing Lark A Novel
Housing Lark a Novel [Three Continents Press] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780894106026
ISBN-10: 0894106023
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Moses Migrating A Novel
Moses Migrating a Novel [Three Continents Press] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780894107146
ISBN-10: 0894107143