Book The emigrants / George Lamming.
Publication year: 1994
Edition: 1st ed. as an Ann Arbor paperback.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780472064700 (pbk. : alk. paper
A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people The Emigrants is an elaborately conceived novel, dense with dynamic characters and evocative details. First published in 1954, it focuses initially on the emigrant journey, then on the settling-in process. The journey by sea and subsequent attempts at resettlement provide the fictional framework for Lamming's exploration of the alienation and displacement caused by colonialism.This is the epic journey of a group of West Indians who emigrate to Great Britain in the 1950s in search of educational opportunities unattainable at home. Seeking to redefine themselves in the "mother country," an idealized landscape that they have been taught to revere, the emigrants settle uncomfortably in England's industrial cities. Within two years, ghettoization is firmly in place. The emigrants discover the meaning of their marginality in the British Empire in an environment that is unexpectedly hostile and strang
Series title: Ann Arbor paperbacks
282 p. ; 21 cm.