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Moses Ascending

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 Make your own model forts & castles 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 Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury 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 How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim read and added character although I The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) realise some Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reader found it hard to understand Would I say Moses Ascending is a must Earthfall (Homecoming, 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 A Daddy for Christmas read 35 stars

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Turvy irreverent seuence of events The account of his attempts to cope with situations. 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 Imagimorphia racial tensions anti Islamic comments and The Book of Beginnings refugees I m not entirely sure what the point of the novel was as Moses is a very strange narrator but it was okay

  • Paperback
  • 140
  • Moses Ascending
  • Sam Selvon
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  • 15 August 2019
  • 9780435989521

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 1940 to 1945 T



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 times Then I read the introduction While the author was satirizing some things he apparently was not joking when writing the out of control misogyny in this novel The best thing about this book is that years la

  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 Po

  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

  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 that will bring you down the most are your own people the same people who are as prejudiced against peoples of other colours as white man is prejudiced against black or a bitterness of the author Either way in a strange

  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

  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 Moses is one of a community of

  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

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