Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass
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Published By Picador
ISBN : 9781529006346
Category : Politics
Format : Paperback
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Part memoir, part polemic, this is a savage, wise and witty tour-de-force. An unflinching account of the realities of systemic poverty, Poverty Safari lays down challenges to both the left and right. It is hard to think of a more timely, powerful or necessary book. (J.K. Rowling)

Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left. (Irvine Welsh)

Another cry of anger from a working class that feels the pain of a rotten, failing system. Its value lies in the strength it will add to the movement for change. (Ken Loach)

Poverty Safari is an important and powerful book. (Nicola Sturgeon)

Poverty Safari documents in vivid, piercing and frequently funny prose, the reality of growing up in Pollok and the consequences of a chaotic family life (Stephen McGinty Sunday Times)

By his own account, Darren McGarvey’s first twenty-five years were a real-life version of Trainspotting . . . Poverty Safari [is] a painfully honest autobiographical study of deprivation and how society should deal with it . . . But what has made McGarvey such a particular figure of attention is his political message . . . [McGarvey] seems to offer an antidote to populist anger that transcends left and right . . . his urgently written, articulate and emotional book is a bracing contribution to the debate about how to fix our broken politics. (Financial Times)

Poverty Safari is one of the best accounts of working-class life I have read. McGarvey is a rarity: a working-class writer who has fought to make the middle-class world hear what he has to say. (Nick Cohen Guardian)

If The Road to Wigan Pier had been written by a Wigan miner and not an Etonian rebel, this is what might have been achieved. McGarvey’s book takes you to the heart of what is wrong with the society free market capitalism has created. (Paul Mason)

The man seems to be on his way to becoming one of the most compelling and original voices in Scotland’s, and maybe Britain’s, public debate. If Scotland’s underclass could speak in a single, articulate, authentic voice to communicate to the rest of us what it’s like to be poor, isolated, brutalised, lost, it would sound very much like this. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Raw, powerful and challenging. (Kezia Dugdale)

A prize-winning, breakout bestseller, with famous fans including J. K. Rowling, Irvine Welsh and Ken Loach. This powerful, moving and important book will change how you think about poverty.

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