Sam Selvon

Samuel Selvon was a Trinidadian writer known for his novels and short stories that explore the experiences of West Indian immigrants in London. His most famous work is 'The Lonely Londoners,' which captures the struggles and resilience of the Caribbean diaspora in post-World War II Britain.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Lonely Londoners

    "The Lonely Londoners" is a novel that explores the lives of a group of West Indian immigrants living in London during the 1950s. The narrative follows the characters as they navigate the challenges of racism, poverty, and isolation in a new and unfamiliar environment. Despite their hardships, the characters also experience moments of camaraderie and humor, providing a nuanced portrayal of the immigrant experience.

    The 1117th Greatest Book of All Time