Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey

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Read Poverty Safari Online Free - People from deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey, aka 'Loki' gives voice to their feelings and concerns, and the anger that is spilling over. Anger he says we will have to get used to, unless things change.

He invites you to come on a Safari of sorts. A Poverty Safari. But not the sort where the indigenous species is surveyed from a safe distance for a time, before the window on the community closes and everyone gradually forgets about it.

Title : Poverty Safari
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ISBN : 1912147033
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 224 pages


F rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2018

A very honest commentary of both experience and thought 1 - Change is good 2 - Not everything/everyone you don't understand/relate to is bad or has bad intentions 3 - Admitting you are wrong, accepting other opinions & Lifestyles and CHANGE is the most radical thing you can do!

Sara rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 02, 2017

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I don't really know what I was expecting when I went into this, but I was left disappointed anyway. I suppose I was looking for a social commentary on the working class and poverty stricken people of Britain, but this read more like...

Fiona rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2018

I strongly recommend this book for anyone looking for fresh thinking on poverty in modern Britain/Scotland. The author is very honest about his own experiences and thinking, but of course doesn't guarantee that he's right on everything, and the reflective nature of his writing is both a strength...

Colin rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2018

Darren "Loki" McGarvey is a rapper, a blogger, a broadcaster and now, a published author. And, regardless of his frequent self-deprecation, a damn fine one at that. He's also the product of childhood poverty and a highly dysfunctional family, and later, of addiction and mental health problems. In...

Vishvapani rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2018

Poverty Safari starts with an account of something that's becoming very familiar to me: going into a prison to run a group (I teach mindfulness). What McGarvey adds to my understanding of that situation is an insider's understanding of the dynamics at play for the prisoners: their wariness, searc...

Lottie rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2018

This was a challenging piece of non-fiction both in its ideas and its style. McGarvey is skilled in writing about his personal experiences of growing up in poverty, demonstrating an incredible capacity for self-reflection. Some of the chapters in this book contain incredibly astute observations....

Ophelia Sings rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2017

Everyone should read this book. Rather histrionic, perhaps, but the truth. Shocking, visceral, angry and anger-inducing, Poverty Safari shines a light into the darkest corners of society, highlighting the forgotten, the overlooked. If we have anything about us, we should see this book as a rallyin...

Allison rated it ★★★★☆

January 19, 2018

This is an excellent, emotionally driven look at the effects of systemic poverty and it is also an unflinching account of the writer's difficult childhood. There is a sense that Darren McGarvey's views are evolving even during the writing of Poverty Safari, which adds to its urgency and means tha...

David rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2018

There are 2 parts to Poverty Safari. The first is a series of auto-biographical stories which provide the sad backstory for Darren McGarvey’s upbringing and experiences growing up and living in poverty in Glasgow. It is a brave thing to do to recount such personal tales. Whilst it certainly helps...

Pete rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 17, 2017

The book start of very well with a powerful description of living with an abusive mother. The author really excels at describing unsettling, moving scenes and his personal experiences of poverty. There is an interesting section on identity politics and the intersection with class (which is often...

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