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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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Author:
Daljit Nagra

Publisher:
Faber & Faber

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
9780571231225

Publication Date:
01/02/2007

Pages:
55

Dimensions:
200 x 130 x 5 mm

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