David Dabydeen 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
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"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
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David Dabydeen is the director of the Center for Caribbean Studies and a professor at the Center for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also Guyana's ambassador-at-large and a member of UNESCO's executive board. He is the author of "A Harlot's Progress" and "Turner," and the poetry collection "Slave Song," which won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

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