Jahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction by Frank BirbalsinghJahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction by Frank Birbalsingh

Jahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction

EditorFrank Birbalsingh

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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Indians have lived in the Caribbean for more than a hundred and sixty years, ever since they took to the ships to work on the sugar plantations. Jahaji (the term meaning "ship-traveler") brings together a representative selection of Indo-Caribbean fiction from three generations of writers from Ismith Khan through Rooplall Monar and Cyril Dabydeen to Marian Budhos and Shani Mootoo. Together, the sixteen writers included here give us an imaginative depiction of the experiences of their people across a span of fifty years - the hopes, aspirations and frustrations of life in colonial Trinidad and Guyana, the post-independence tribulations of third-world citizens and the quest for meaning and identity in the second migration to Canada, the United States and Britain.

Contributors:
Ismith Khan, Elahi Baksh, Jan Shinebourne, Sharlow Mohammed, Madeline Coopsammy, Narmala Shewcharan, Harishchandra Khemraj, Sasenarine Persaud, Cyril Dabydeen, Rooplall Monar, Marina Budhos, Christine Singh, Shani Mootoo, Rabindranath Maharaj, Rajne Ramlakhan, Raywat Deonandan.

Born in Guyana, the editor, Frank Birbalsingh, is professor of English as York University in Toronto. He has been a pioneering scholar of Indo-Caribbean studies and edited the ground-breaking collections of studies Indenture and Exile and Indo-Caribbean Resistance.
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Title:Jahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.76 × 5.78 × 0.56 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0920661882

ISBN - 13:9780920661888

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Table of Contents

FRANK BIRBALSINGHIntroduction (vii), ISMITH KHAN (1) ELAHI BAKSH (15) JAN SHINEBOURNE (31) RABINDRANATH MAHARAJ (40) SHARLOW MOHAMMED (50) MADELINE COOPSAMMY (63) RAJNIE RAMLAKHAN (70) NARMALA SHEWCHARAN (74) HARISHCHANDRA KHEMRAJ (89) SASENARINE PERSAUD (97) CYRIL DABYDEEN (108) ROOPLALL MONAR (122) RAYWAT DEONANDAN (131) MARINA BUDHOS(140) CHRISTINE SINGH (157) SHANI MOOTOO (173) Contributors (182)

Editorial Reviews

". . . covers a range of prose styles, while thoroughly exploring issues and preoccupations relevant to the Indo-Caribbean experience." - Caribbean Beat Magazine