'A startlingly honest first novel which turns a thematic HEART OF DARKNESS around to illumine a groping pilgrimage - Indian and Rastafarian - issuing from distant colonies in a new video jungle and a labyrinth of coded sex in the city of London' Wilson Harris 'The author's seriousness and his eschewing of softening fantasy recall V. S. Naipaul's works about Asian immigrants, but Dabydeen operates on a far grimmer social terrain' Times Literary Supplement
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"Painfully beautiful and true." --Maya Angelou
"Utterly serious, painfully honest and combining, with some originality, the light and the dark, the sweet and the bitter." --Anita Desai, author, "The Clear Light of Day
"We badly need novels about the immigrant experience in Britain and this is the best I've read for a long time--vivid, perceptive, funny and moving." --Penelope Lively, author, "The Photograph"
"Essential reading. [Dabydeen] narrates his painful story with a deft and often humorous touch, and provides us with some startling insights into poverty-stricken Guyana and multi-cultural London." --Caryl Phillips, author, "A Distant Shore
David Dabydeen was born in Guyana. He read English at Cambridge and presently teaches at the University of Warwick. he has published three books of poems and four novels, which have won many awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.
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Book Description Vintage, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP26235020
Book Description Vintage UK, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Pages unmarked. Paper tanning. Covers mildly worn. Binding square & firm. Bookseller Inventory # 100246