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Sorrows of the Moon: In Search of London

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Arriving in London in 1994, Iqbal Ahmed tied to find a place to call home. On his odyssey he encountered a number of fellow immigrants. In each encounter he reveals a haunting portrait of the city.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Constable & Robinson (first published 2004)
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Belle
Feb 25, 2016 Belle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yes I know this is titled 'Sorrows of the Moon' but it desperately needed some ocassional humour, here and there, as respite from all the sorrows. There were numerous observations in this book that were spot on, remarkably insightful, and as a former immigrant myself, all of the author's observations fully resonated with me. Unfortunately his writing style felt like a bombardment with line after line of extremely short sentences of less than a line and a half, so it felt like statement after sta ...more
Sanjay
Jul 25, 2007 Sanjay rated it it was ok
Yes, one can see that this will have some worth as a social report on the lives of some of London's immigrants, but on the whole it was way too faux-naif and wide-eyed for me.
MJ Nicholls
Iqbal Ahmed takes us through London in ten chapters, each centred around one immigrant's experience of living in the capital. Their experiences are mostly negative and show a common difficulty assimilating to the culture.

These narratives are weaved around a reflective memoir and geographical observations that make a natural, very humble and kind book that paints a dark and accurate picture of immigrant life, sans any hectoring or bias.

Sadly this edition was badly (or barely) proofread and the e
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Matt Hunt
interesting
Leo Africanus
Jun 18, 2008 Leo Africanus rated it liked it
An incisive account of an outsider's perspective of the lives other outsiders lead in London.
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