Sorrows of the Moon: In Search of London
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Sorrows of the Moon: In Search of London

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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 (first published 2004)
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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...more
Leo Africanus
An incisive account of an outsider's perspective of the lives other outsiders lead in London.
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