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  • Paperback
  • 140
  • Moses Ascending
  • Sam Selvon
  • en
  • 21 June 2019
  • 9780435989521

10 thoughts on “Moses Ascending

  1. says:

    When I read this book for class I thought it was a satire of something that might have happened in 1970s London I even sort of enjoyed it though the treatment of Brenda and the racism in the book was jarring at

  2. says:

    Sharply witty incessantly ironic infectiously fast moving A British comedy of sex and race in the 70s from the point of view of Moses a black landlord hoping to live large and instead encountering illegal immigrants Black Power radicals living in his basement and infidelity scandals involving his servant Bob Rea

  3. says:

    Moses Ascending is about Caribbean immigrant Moses and his experiences writing his so called memoirs as he enjoys his retirement in Britain as the landlord of delipidated property in Shepherds Bush After years of toiling and living in danky basements Moses is finally about to enjoy the high life as the master in his Wes

  4. says:

    Brilliantly evocative of the time and superbly written Within the stylish writing and lyrical prose there's a bitterness that lingers long after the story ends I'm not sure if it's a bitterness of disillusionment the ones th

  5. says:

    A tragi comic story of one man’s physical and figurative ascent in Shepherd’s Bush in 70s London There are some well observed and nicely written passages but it’s an uncomfortable and rather dated read

  6. says:

    The biggest thing I can say about this is that it could have been written yesterday with its issues of racial tensions anti Islamic comments and refugees I'm not entirely sure what the point of the novel was as Moses is a very strange narrator but it was okay

  7. says:

    Another classic in the Selvon catalogue not as good as Lonely Londoners but then what is?

  8. says:

    Read for a Black British Literature class and prefer to save my rage for the massive paper to be written on this

  9. says:

    Having studied 'The Lonely Londoners' for one of my Uni modules which was a BRILLIANT book I eagerly downloaded 'Moses Ascending' onto my Kindle to find out what happens to the hero narrator Moses Aloetta next Mo

  10. says:

    I thought this book was really interesting Funny at times relatively fast paced whilst addressing what life may have been like for the Windrush gen Once you adapt to the context of the novel and realise that Britain was far less of a politically correct nation it makes for easy reading Of course people interpret Moses as sexist and uite racist at points but I think that shows the age of the novel Back then it may have been soci

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Moses Ascending

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The derelict house in Shepherd's Bush that Moses takes on becomes the scene for a topsy. Moses Ascending is about Caribbean immigrant Moses and his experiences writing his so called memoirs as he enjoys his retirement in Britain as the landlord of delipidated property in Shepherds Bush After years of toiling and living in danky basements Moses is finally about to enjoy the high life as the master in his West London penthouse with his servant Bob and his somewhat problematic tenants Things get complicated when Moses realises he s got a Black PantherPower movement operating in his basement and Pakistanis illegally being smuggled into the country via his house How does Moses handle all of this well uite badly I found Moses pompous pretentious philosophical attitude and wisdom humorous and found myself smiling all the way through The book is written in a slight Caribbean dialect which I found easy to read and added character although I realise some reader found it hard to understand Would I say Moses Ascending is a must read yes and no the book is a snapshot into the what life was like for a West Indian black migrant in the 70s was life however the storyline I felt was somewhat melodramatic and unrealistic at times All in all and nice short fun read 35 stars The Academy in Shepherd's Bush that Moses takes on becomes the scene for a topsy. Moses Ascending Full Dark, No Stars is about Caribbean If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, immigrant Moses and his experiences writing his so called memoirs as he enjoys his retirement 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in Britain as the landlord of delipidated property La ética de la crueldad in Shepherds Bush After years of toiling and living 3052 in danky basements Moses Mercator in his West London penthouse with his servant Bob and his somewhat problematic tenants Things get complicated when Moses realises he s got a Black PantherPower movement operating Pasos perdidos en Granada in his basement and Pakistanis Suffering and no suffering illegally being smuggled Can We Live 150 Years? into the country via his house How does Moses handle all of this well uite badly I found Moses pompous pretentious philosophical attitude and wisdom humorous and found myself smiling all the way through The book The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is written Robs Shiny Dumptruck in a slight Caribbean dialect which I found easy to read and added character although I realise some reader found Business English it hard to understand Would I say Moses Ascending Mama Glow is a snapshot Fire in the Sky into the what life was like for a West Indian black migrant olga spessivtzeva in the 70s was life however the storyline I felt was somewhat melodramatic and unrealistic at times All ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! in all and nice short fun read 35 stars

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About the Author: Sam Selvon

Samuel Dickson Selvon aka Sam Selvon was born in San Fernando in the south of Trinidad His parents were East Indian his father was a first generation Christian immigrant from Madras and his mother's father was ScottishHe was educated there at Naparima College San Fernando before leaving at the age of fifteen to work He was a wireless operator with the Royal Naval Reserve from to T.