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Foreigners By Caryl Phillips

Foreigners: Three English Lives by Caryl Phillips

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Summary

Tells the stories of Francis Barber; Randolph Turpin; and David Oluwale. This book explores belonging, identity, and race.

Foreigners: Three English Lives Summary

Foreigners: Three English Lives by Caryl Phillips

Francis Barber, 'given' to the great eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson, afforded an unusual depth of freedom, which, after Johnson's death, would help hasten his wretched demise...Randolph Turpin, Britain's first black world champion boxer, who made history in 1951 by defeating Sugar Ray Robinson, and who ended his life in debt and despair...David Oluwale, a Nigerian stowaway who arrived in Leeds in 1949, the events of whose life called into question the reality of English justice, and whose death at the hands of police in 1969 served as a wake-up call for the entire nation.Each of these men's stories is told in a different, perfectly realized voice. Each illuminates the complexity and drama that lie behind the simple notions of haplessness that have been used to explain the tragedy of their lives. And each explores, in entirely new ways, the themes - at once timeless and urgent - that have been at the heart of all of Caryl Phillips' work: belonging, identity, and race. "Foreigners" is among his most powerful, empathic, and profoundly affecting books.

About Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and brought up in England. He is the author of three books of nonfiction and eight novels. His most recent book, Dancing in the Dark, won the 2006 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and his previous novel, A Distant Shore, won the 2004 Commonwealth Prize. His other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and currently lives in New York.

Additional information

GOR005041023
Foreigners: Three English Lives by Caryl Phillips
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2007-09-06
272
0436205971
9780436205972
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