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
“... Africa and Asia. Of these, some had a start in their new lives, some had none. By and large, the blacker and poorer they were, the worse time they had. And many of the images of England that they arrived with were sadly wide of the mark; curious distillations in which David Niven-like aristocrats dispensed fairness and tolerance in a Dickensian ...”