Folk belief confronts rationalistic science in this poetic fable that sees events through both European and village eyes. Set in the remote Canje region, the villagers feel that they have only the most vestigial remnants of their original Hindu world view. They have indeed absorbed much of the local mix of Amerindian/African folk beliefs, like the existence of the legendary massacouraman. What they still have is a residual Hindu view of the interconnectedness of all living things, though, in their state of rootlessness, this sometimes expresses itself in feelings of mutual hostility and unwarranted cruelty.
|Publisher:||Peepal Tree Press Ltd.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Cyril Dabydeen is an author, winner of the Sandbach Parker Gold Medal for poetry, and four time finalist for Canada's Archibald Lampman Poetry Prize and the Guyana Prize. He received the City of Ottawa's first award for writing and publishing, and a certificate of merit from the government of Canada. He has written numerous works including Black Jesus, Discussing Columbus, and My Brahmin Days.