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Beyond Sangre Grande

Caribbean Writing Today

edited by Cyril Dabydeen

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
Caribbean & Latin American, Anthologies (multiple authors), Anthologies (multiple authors)
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    Dec 2011
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Caribbean literature has always been exciting and diverse, including over the past decades some of the world's most highly regarded writers. This new anthology, Beyond Sangre Grande, brings together a contemporary selection in English from some of the key writers now living in Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as various countries of the Caribbean. Reflecting a changing world, and admitting diverse cultural influences and generational differences, these writers maintain a distinct Caribbean-ness in their acute historical awareness and in the cadences and rhythms of their language. This collection represents a range of voices, from the established and celebrated--Derek Walcott, Sam Selvon, Austin Clarke, Olive Senior--to the newer and no less exciting--Ramabai Espinet, Nalo Hopkinson, Anson Gonzalez--that demonstrates the richness of Caribbean literature in new and exciting ways.

About the author

Cyril Dabydeen has published more than a dozen books of prose and poetry in the United Kingdom and Canada, including the novel Dark Swirl and the story collections My Brahmin Days, Black Jesus and Other Stories, and Jogging in Havana. The City of Ottawa appointed him Poet Laureate in the mid-1980s and granted him the first Award of Excellence for Writing and Publishing. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"The choices made by Dabydeen in this anthology are excellent ones. Willi Chen's story, 'The Stickfighter' creates arresting images of the fighters' movements which make them appear almost mythical. Merle Collins's poem, 'Quality Time', evokes the Caribbean lanscape through the reference it makes to fruits and trees. The image of the father as the cricketer while he battles with illness is haunting as Collins conveys a picture of longevity and endurance. Finally, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming's poem, 'Memories in Puja Incense' relies on memory and recreates the Trinidadian landscape with imagery that leaves lasting impressions of vibrant colour and various scents in the mind of the reader." --Jany P W Joseph, Wasafiri Literary Magazine

Other titles by Cyril Dabydeen

My Undiscovered Country

Short Stories

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My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories

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Writing the Terrain

Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets

contributions by Ian Adam, Robert Stamp, Tammy Armstrong, Margaret Avison, Douglas Barbour, John O. Barton, Doug Beardsley, Bonnie Bishop, E.D. Blodgett, Robert Boates, George Bowering, Tim Bowling, Jan Boydol, Gordon Burles, Murdoch Burnett, Anne Campbell, Weyman Chan, Leonard Cohen, Dennis Cooley, Joan Crate, Michael Cullen, Cyril Dabydeen, Lorne Daniel, Alexa DeWiel, Jason Dewinetz, ryan fitzpatrick, Cecelia Frey, Gary Geddes, Gail Ghai, Deborah Godin, Jim Green, Leslie Greentree, Vivian Hansen, Tom Henihan, Michael Henry, Walter Hildebrandt, Gerald Hill, Robert Hilles, Nancy Holmes, Richard Hornsey, Tom Howe, Aislinn Hunter, Bruce Hunter, Laurence Hutchman, Sally Ito, Pauline Johnson, Aleksei Kazuk, Robert Kroetsch, Fiona Lam, William Latta, Tim Lilburn, Alice Major, Kim Maltman, Miriam Mandel, Sid Marty, David McFadden, Barry McKinnon, Erin Michie, Deborah Miller, Anna Mioduchowska, James M. Moir, Colin Morton, Erín Moure, Charles Noble, P.K. Page, Rajinderpal Pal, Ruth Roach Pierson, Joseph Pivato, Roberta Rees, D.C. Reid, Monty Reid, R. rickey, Ken Rivard, Stephen Scobie, Allan Serafino, Joan Shillington, Greg Simison, Carol Ann Sokoloff, Karen Solie, Stephan Stephansson, Peter Stevens, Ivan Sundal, Anne Swannell, Vanna Tessier, Colleen Thibadeau, John O. Thompson, James M. Thurgood, Eva Tihanyi, Yvonne Trainer, Aritha Van Herk, Rosalee van Stelten, Miriam Waddington, James Wreford Watson, Wilfred Watson, Tom Wayman, Phyllis Webb, Jon Whyte, Christine Wiesenthal, Sheri-D Wilson, Christopher Wiseman, Stacie Wolfer, Rita Wong, Richard Woollatt & Jan Zwicky

Drums of My Flesh

A Novel

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Hemisphere of Love


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North of the Equator

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My Brahmin Days

and other stories

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Another Way to Dance

Contemporary Asian Poetry from Canada and the United States

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