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Look we have coming to Dover!

Look we have coming to Dover!

Nagra, Daljit

Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', Nagra explores the idealism and reality of multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief. Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', the collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief. Nagra, whose own parents came to England from the Punjab in the 1950s, conjures a jazzed hybrid language to tell stories of aspiration, assimilation, alienation and love, from a stowaway's first footprint on Dover beach to the disenchantment of subsequent generations. By turns realist and romantic, these charged and challenging poems never shy from confrontation, but remain, always, touched by a humorous zeal and an appetite for living

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Published London: Faber, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Daljit Nagra
ISBN: 0571263917, 9780571263912
Physical Description: 55 p.
Subject: South Asians Great Britain Social conditions 20th century Poetry.; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Poetry; Great Britain Emigration and immigration Poetry.; Literature.; South Asians Great Britain Poetry.; Poetry by individual poets
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780571231225

Author note

Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in Willesden where he works in a secondary school.