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Thu, Sep 08



September Book Club

This month we'll be discussing The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

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September Book Club
September Book Club

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2022, 8:00 PM



About the Event

This month we'll be discussing  The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo?

Selvon’s novel celebrates a cohort of lonely Londoners who learn to survive and then come to love the heady excitements of their new home.

We have chosen this book from the Big Jubilee Read list, celebrating books from around the world from each decade of the Queen’s reign.

You can find more information about the books on the reading list on their website

All members welcome! 

We'll be meeting using webchat service, Zoom. You can find it here:

If you will be using a phone or tablet, you may need to download the app in advance. 

The Meeting ID is: 821-2910-8591

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