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Selvon, Samuel

Overview
Works: 94 works in 458 publications in 4 languages and 8,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Social problem films 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9272.9.S4, 813
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The lonely Londoners by Samuel Selvon( Book )

77 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s
Moses ascending by Samuel Selvon( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brighter sun by Samuel Selvon( Book )

52 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delvis selvbiografisk roman fra Trinidad
Turn again Tiger by Samuel Selvon( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1958, this novel tells the continuing story of Tiger and Urmilla, a young Trinidadian couple struggling to lead an independent life away from traditional Indian ways. When Tiger's father claims to have a promotion as a supervisor on a sugar estate and begs his son to work as his book keeper, Tiger reluctantly agrees. The year spent working in the hated cane fields and being treated with demeaning contempt by the white overseer tests Tiger and his marriage to the core, but ultimately proves the provocation to true independence and new clarity in relation to his father, Indian tradition, and whiteness. This is a key exploration of the process of dougla identity the Creolizing of Indo-Caribbean experience and displays the best qualities of Selvon's seemingly casual art
Ways of sunlight by Samuel Selvon( Book )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses migrating by Samuel Selvon( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreday morning : selected prose 1946-1986 by Samuel Selvon( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who eat the cascadura by Samuel Selvon( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The housing lark by Samuel Selvon( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battersby, the hero of Selvon's fifth novel, is a West Indian exile in London who encounters both hardships and amusing situations in his search for adequate and reasonably priced shelter. In Housing Lark Selvon explores the plight of the West Indian in the "Mother Country," and the exiles' interactions with English women, the British in general, and each other"--Pub. website
The plains of Caroni by Samuel Selvon( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An island is a world by Samuel Selvon( Book )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway in the sun and other plays by Samuel Selvon( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I hear thunder by Samuel Selvon( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldorado West One by Samuel Selvon( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the dramatic text for seven one-act plays that follow Moses Aloetta, as he tries to save enough money to leave England and return to his native Trinidad, and his friends, who are determined to prevent Moses from accomplishing his goal
A drink of water by Samuel Selvon( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Sam Selvon by Samuel Selvon( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-hitting drama of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy
Two films by Horace Ové( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressure: "Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, PRESSURE is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy"--Container
Carnival in Trinidad by Samuel Selvon( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lonely ones by Samuel Selvon( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1959 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.02 for The novels ... to 0.89 for Creolizing ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The lonely Londoners
Alternative Names
Samuel Selvon Trinidad and Tobago writer

Selvon, Sam.

Selvon Sam 1923-1994

Selvon , Samuel

Selvon, Samuel 1923-1994

Selvon, Samuel D. 1923-1994

Selvon , Samuel Dickinson

Selvon, Samuel Dickson

Selvon, Samuel Dickson 1923-1994

Селвон, Сэмюэл

Languages
English (364)

German (5)

French (5)

Italian (1)

Covers
Moses ascendingA brighter sunWays of sunlightMoses migratingThose who eat the cascaduraAn island is a worldHighway in the sun and other playsEldorado West One