From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s. It explores the lives of a group of West Indians, mainly Trinidadians and Jamaicans, who leave the Caribbean to live in London. They came looking for a better life but what they found was bitter coldness both from the unforgivable winters and the prejudice of the people they encounter. They experience hunger, hopelessness and discrimination but they are able to survive.

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