Drums of My Flesh

Drums of My Flesh

by Cyril Dabydeen




In a central park in Ottawa's Sandy Hill, Gabe, an immigrant from Guyana (South America), explores the past in the company of his young Canadian-born daughter. But this novel goes beyond the traditional innocence to reality plot, as it also embraces a quest for spiritual beingness in a compelling setting fraught with irony. Grounds shift as characters come fully to life; tropical and temperate zones merge; the past and present form intermittent shadows. Gabe's story of growing up in an Indian family struggling to live traditionally in faraway Guyana, and Christian, Hindu and Muslim worlds come together, as the plot unravels, and we continually move back and forth faced with new realities, new awakenings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894770255
Publisher: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.79(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Cyril Dabydeen has written numerous books of poetry and fiction, includingHemisphere of Love, Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems, and Play a Song Somebody: Selected Stories. He has also edited A Shapely Fire: Chaning the Lietrary Landscape and Another Way to Dance: Contemporary Asian Poetry in Canada and the US. His work has appeared in numerous magazines in many countries, including Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean, and in many antholgies, including Best Canadian Short stories, Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary Short Stories, and The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse.

Born in Guyana, South America, Dabydeen lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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