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Caribbean and South Asian Writers in Canada

A Bibliography of Their Works and of English-Language Criticism

Mary Kandiuk

This is the first bibliography of both new and established Caribbean and South Asian writers living in Canada. The writers included in this volume are responsible for some of the most interesting writing coming out of Canada today. While the work of these writers is attracting worldwide attention and acclaim, literary criticism relating to their work is often scarce and difficult to locate.

By citing critical source material on the works of these 27 significant poets, novelists, and dramatists, Caribbean and South Asian Writers in Canada fills a gap in existing bibliographical tools. The figures included in this bibliography are celebrated established authors such as Austin C. Clarke, Bharati Mukherjee and Michael Ondaatje, as well as exciting newcomers like Dionne Brand, Marlene Nourbese Philip, and Rohinton Mistry.

Each section begins with a brief biography of the author followed by a bibliography of his or her works. Following the primary bibliography is a listing of secondary criticism in English. Secondary sources include books, parts of books, periodical articles, book reviews, and dissertations. The bibliography also includes extensive listings of secondary criticism for materials not indexed elsewhere, and brief annotations are provided to indicate the subject matter of the work. Caribbean and South Asian Writers in Canada will meet the needs of students and scholars around the world exploring an exciting new chapter in Canadian Literature.
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Scarecrow Press
Pages: 244Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
978-0-8108-5883-1 • Paperback • January 2007 • $64.00 • (£42.95)
Mary Kandiuk is Associate Librarian at Scott Library (York University Libraries). She is the author of French Canadian Authors: A Bibliography of Their Works and of English-Language Criticism (Scarecrow, 1990).
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Andre Alexis
Part 3 Lillian Allen
Part 4 Anita Rau Badami
Part 5 Himani Bannerji
Part 6 Neil Bissoondath
Part 7 Dionne Brand
Part 8 Austin C. Clarke
Part 9 Rienzi Crusz
Part 10 Cyril Dabydeen
Part 11 Ramabai Espinet
Part 12 Cecil Foster
Part 13 Claire Harris
Part 14 Nalo Hopkinson
Part 15 Arnold Harrichand Itwaru
Part 16 Harold Sonny Ladoo
Part 17 Dany Laferriere
Part 18 Rohinton Mistry
Part 19 Shani Mootoo
Part 20 Bharati Mukherjee
Part 21 Suniti Namjoshi
Part 22 Marlene Nourbese Philip
Part 23 Michael Ondaatje
Part 24 Uma Parameswaran
Part 25 Shyam Selvadurai
Part 26 Olive Senoir
Part 27 Makeda Silvera
Part 28 M. G. Vassanji
Part 29 Index to Critics and Editors
Part 30 About the Author
...useful in academic libraries...
American Reference Books Annual, March 2008

Reference librarian Kandiuk (York U., Toronto) provides information about 27 selected writers who hail, sometimes indirectly, from the Caribbean or South Asia and have resided in Canada for at least part of their writing careers. For each she provides a brief biography; a chronological list of their monograph fictions; and a list by author of books, parts of books, periodical articles, book reviews, and dissertations that critique their work. Her focus is on academic material, but she does cite some popular print material that includes in-depth treatment of the author's life or work.
Reference and Research Book News, May 2007