How can I justify why this work is titled The Lonely Londoners?

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The Lonely Londoners examines the detached, rootless existence of Caribbean émigrés in England in the period after World War II. While the immigrants like to imagine themselves at the center of the British empire, they are not integrated into the society around them. Men like Galahad and Moses spend time...

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The Lonely Londoners examines the detached, rootless existence of Caribbean émigrés in England in the period after World War II. While the immigrants like to imagine themselves at the center of the British empire, they are not integrated into the society around them. Men like Galahad and Moses spend time hitting the hotspots of the city, such as Piccadilly Circus, but they aren't really accepted by the people around them. Instead, they interact with white Brits and other Europeans around them in superficial ways, such as by trying to sleep with white women. However, they live mainly on the margins. They aren't married to white Brits, and the British or other European people they meet seem to treat them as merely sexual objects or as potential customers for their businesses. Moses says, "This is a lonely miserable city, if it was that we didn’t get together now and then to talk about things back home, we would suffer like hell." He feels that only fellow Caribbean immigrants offer him companionship, and he and the other Caribbean people he interacts with are truly lonely in their adopted city.

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The novel The Lonely Londoners is a story written by Samuel Selvon about a man who helps his new country men arrive in London, get jobs, and find suitable housing.  The author calls this novel The Lonely Londoners because of the hatred, bigotry and mistreatment of the West Indians during this era.  There is even a quote from the book where one person says, "Why can't you be blue, or red, or yellow?  Anything but black." This is the type of isolation these people had to deal with during this period in London. The new people felt alone, afraid, and unwanted.

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