Dabydeen, David The Intended

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The Intended

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A semi-autobiographical first novel about rites of passage in London's Asian community. It follows the lives of a group of boys as they make their way through the minefield of English society. The author won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for his first collection of poems, "Slave Song".

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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

About the Author:

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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