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Together with a penchant for early wholesome philosophizing form the basis of this book.. Read for a Black British Literature class and prefer to save my rage for the massive paper to be written on this

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Moses Ascending

The derelict house in Shepherd's Bush that Moses takes on becomes the scene for a topsy. 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 later the author was slapped at an event by a female activist for his horrid portrayal of women in his booksFor a man writing about a character who supposedly had sex with hundreds of white women and managed to get Brenda to sleep with him even after he let his friend try to rape her without interfering this author seems to have neither respect for nor an understanding of womenIt s not an awful book I am not so blinding by anger right now that I cannot see the redeeming ualities of the prose But man Ugh

REVIEW Moses Ascending

Turvy irreverent seuence of events The account of his attempts to cope with situations. 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 nicely written passages but it s an uncomfortable and rather dated read


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 tim

  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 Power radicals living in his basement and infidelity scandals involving his servant Bob Read for class Anglophone Literatures of the Third World

  3. says:

    Moses Ascending is about Caribbean immigrant Moses and his experiences writing his so called memoirs as he enjoys his retir

  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

  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 nicely written passages but it’s an uncomfortable and rather dated read

  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 commu

  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

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