Tales of Two Londons

Tales of Two Londons Stories from a Fractured City

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Synopsis

London today is embattled as rarely before. In a city of enormous wealth, poverty is rampant. The burnt-out hulk of Grenfell Tower stands as an appalling reminder that inequality can be so acute as to be murderous. Here, Claire Armitstead has drawn together fiction, reportage and poetry to capture the schisms defining the contemporary city. With nearly 40% of the capital's population born outside the country, Tales of Two Londons eschews what Armitstead labels a "tyranny of tone," emphasising voices rarely heard. Featuring writers such as Ali Smith, Jon Snow, Arifa Akbar and Ruth Padel alongside stories from previously unpublished immigrants and refugees, this is a compelling collection which captures the fabric of the city: its housing, its food, its pubs, its buses, even its graveyards.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911350606
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 820.8032421
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 285
Weight: 292g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 23mm