Still lonely in London Sukhdev Sandhu

Greenhorns, hustlers and dope dealers banter in Sam Selvon’s 1965 novel, The Housing Lark. This caper-strewn tale of West Indian migrants in London is one of the author’s least known works – it’s also his most strikingly resonant

Books essay

The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon’s classic 1956 novel about West Indian migrants making their way in the old metropolis, ended on a blue note. Its chief character Moses found himself at the banks of the Thames brooding about things. Chasing skirt,...

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