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Poverty safari : understanding the anger of Britain's underclass

Author: Darren McGarvey
Publisher: Edinburgh : Luath Press Limited, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An autobiographical account of Darren McGarvey, aka the Scottish hip hop artist Loki's, childhood in a working class area in Scotland. He writes about his native Glasgow and the estate he grew up on, and the experiences he had. The book is partly a social commentary on youth in rundown areas in Scotland. Through his eyes we see a family life marred by poverty, abuse and addiction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren McGarvey
ISBN: 9781912147038 1912147033
OCLC Number: 1016074242
Awards: Winner of The Orwell Prize 2018 (UK)
Description: 223 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Crime and Punishment2. A History of Violence3. The Call of the Wild4. Gentlemen of the West5. The Trial6. No Mean City7. Nineteen Eighty-four8. A Question of Loyalties9. On the Road10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest11. A Tale of Two Cities12. Wuthering Heights13. The Outsiders14. The Trick is to Keep Breathing15. The Cutting Room16. Great Expectations17. Children of the Dead End18. The Stranger19. Tales from the Mall20. A Disaffection21. Garnethill22. The Way We Live Now23. Housekeeping24. Waiting for the Barbarians25. The Naked Ape26. The Sound and the Fury27. Frankenstein28. Trainspotting29. The Moral Landscape30. The Metamorphosis31. The Changeling>32. Rules For Radicals
Other Titles: Understanding the anger of Britain's underclass
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An autobiographical account of Darren McGarvey, aka the Scottish hip hop artist Loki's, childhood in a working class area in Scotland. He writes about his native Glasgow and the estate he grew up on, and the experiences he had. The book is partly a social commentary on youth in rundown areas in Scotland. Through his eyes we see a family life marred by poverty, abuse and addiction.

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Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left. - Irvine WelshPart memoir, part polemic, this is a savage, wise and witty tour-de-force. An unflinching account Read more...

 
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