LMA Book Group - 'The Housing Lark' by Sam Selvon

LMA Book Group - 'The Housing Lark' by Sam Selvon

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 14th Oct 2020

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This month, the LMA book group is reading 'The Housing Lark' by Sam Selvon

"Selvon's meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners' lives created a template for how to write about migrant and post-migrant London for countless writers who have followed in his wake, including Hanif Kureshi and Zadie Smith"

Caryl Phillips

Set in Brixton in 1965, this humorous but poignant novel of West Indian migrant life details the trials of a group of friends attempting to buy a house. Despite facing a predatory rental market, the friends hustle and scheme to find a place of their own in the "Mother Country," allowing Selvon to explore ideas of home, belonging and social mobility with characteristic linguistic flair.

The Housing Lark will be of interest to readers who enjoyed The Lonely Londoners (a previous LMA Book Group read)

LMA's Book Group meets monthly to discuss works of fiction where London is the setting, the inspiration, the theme or even a central character.

We meet online using Zoom, and sources from the archives are used to stimulate discussion.

Cost: Free of Charge


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