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Sand for Snow

A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle

by (author) Robert Edison Sandiford

Publisher
DC Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2003
Category
Caribbean & West Indies, Essays & Travelogues, Personal Memoirs
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919688797
    Publish Date
    Nov 2003
    List Price
    $15.95

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About the author

Robert Edison Sandiford is the author of three short story collections, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (1995) and The Tree of Youth (2005) and Intimacy 101: Rooms & Suites (2013); the graphic novels Attractive Forces (1997), Stray Moonbeams (2002) and Great Moves (2010); a travel memoir, Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle (2003); and edited with Linda M. Deane Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology (2007). He is a founding editor of ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados (artsetcbarbados.com), and has worked as a journalist, book publisher, video producer with Warm Water Productions, and teacher. He has won awards for both his writing and editing, including Barbados' Governor General's Award of Excellence in Literary Arts and the Harold Hoyte Award, and been shortlisted for the Frank Collymore Literary Award. He divides his time between Canada and Barbados.

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Editorial Reviews

"This unpretentious, charming book reminds us of the power of observationand of reflection clearly articulated." -- Halifax Sunday Herald, Dec. 2004 "The book for me changed almost immediately into the classical immigration story, where it takes an incredible leap of faith (and not lunacy) to leave the known for the unknown: the familiarity of the country of his birth and the support systems albeit regardless of the fact that they have failed him to [Barbados] the country of his parents' birth, a country he knows only from visits and stories." -- Groove, 2004 "Raised with a dual sensibility, Sandiford is able to see Barbadian society with unfamiliar, unglazed eyes, and report with frank yet discreet honesty its strengths and failings." H. Nigel Thomas, Montreal Community Contact, 2004 "This book...makes me wish that I'd been much closer to my father. It makes me wish that hed always been there for me or that I could have been there for him...." -- Ricky Jordan "In his new environment, Sandiford ponders what it means to be Bajan, and what it means to be Canadian, and how best to reconcile the two within himself.... What follows is part travelogue, part memoir, and an entertaining critique and celebration of island life and city life. " -- McGill News, Summer 2004 "Sandiford's strength lies in provocative profiles.... " -- Montreal Gazette, 2004 "Migration is one of the great themes of Caribbean writing.... But few narratives describe attempts by descendents of these 20th-century emigrants to return to the Caribbean of their parents. Sand for Snow is a thoughtful, modest, and quietly moving exploration of that reverse voyage." -- Caribbean Beat, Jul/Aug 2004

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