Book: Look We Have Coming to Dover!

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Look We Have Coming to Dover!

Author: Daljit Nagra
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Publisher: Faber and Faber

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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