Luke Jennings, 7 February 1991
Show More Them: Voices from the Immigrant Community in Contemporary Britain by Jonathon Green.
Secker, 421 pp., £16.99, October 1990, 0 436 20005 8Show More
The Golden Thread: Asian Experiences of Post-Raj Britain by Zerbanoo Gifford.
Pandora, 236 pp., £17.99, October 1990, 0 04 440605 3Show More
“... crossed the line. ‘On arrival,’ writes Don Ayteo, ‘you were painfully not special.’ Like Carmen Callil, no one had the right clothes. Most were soon cold, and found the place variously grey, colourless, shabby, drab, grim, bombed-out, damp, gloomy and dirty. The more fortunate saw all that as an excitingly quaint and low-key backdrop to the ...”