Small island book club questions
BBC Radio 4 - Bookclub, Andrea LevyLevy adopts a polyphonic narrative mode — one that draws together and contrasts the voices and viewpoints of different characters whose stories unfold in parallel throughout the novel. The novel also complicates conventional Windrush tales, which often have a male bias, by the inclusion of Hortense. Her arrival in the early days of this migratory movement challenges the notion that women were a secondary or belated part of this diaspora. Andrea Levy's father, Winston, was a passenger on the Empire Windrush during its voyage. This is the postcard he purchased whilst on board. Usage terms You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when using this work.
Small Island - Olivier Theatre (NT)
Small Island by Andrea Levy
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this iconic novel, Tinder Press has published a special edition with a new introduction by writer and journalist, Gary Younge. They offered 50 copies of this special edition to our reading groups and invited them to pose questions to Andrea. How did you feel the TV mini-series compared to the book? Was it visually what you imagined it would be? Ickenham Library Reading Group.
These questions can be used to guide discussion in reading groups about Small Island. It may be best to leave reading them until you have finished reading the.
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