North of the Equator by Cyril DabydeenNorth of the Equator by Cyril Dabydeen

North of the Equator

byCyril Dabydeen

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Cyril Dabydeen's new collection of stories, North of the Equator, looks at the polarities of tropical and temperate places. Acclaimed novelist Sam Selvon (The Lonely Londoners) says, "Dabydeen is in the vanguard of contemporary short-story writers, shuttling with equal and consummate skill from rural Guyana to metropolitan Canada." Dabydeen's characters occupy the spaces in between. They live in limbo, stretched between two worlds: one, an adopted home in Canada; the other, a birthplace in the islands scattered across the equator.

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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 Exc...
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Title:North of the EquatorFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 16, 2001Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888784236

ISBN - 13:9780888784230

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"Cyril Dabydeen is in the vanguard of contemporary short-story writers, shuttling with equal and consummate skill from rural Guyana to metropolitan Canada." -Sam Selvon, author of The Lonely Londoners"He has the rare gift of keeping inner life rhythms alive."-Jan Carew, author of Ghosts in Our Blood: With Malcolm X in Africa, England, and the Caribbean"Cyril Dabydeen uses language to explore the complexity of multicultural reality as well as a means of diving through surface reality to states of consciousness and human possibilities."-Peter Nazareth, author of The General Is Up"Cyril Dabydeen is an amazing writer."-Douglas Glover, author of Sixteen Categories of Desire