Cyril Dabydeen

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Cyril Dabydeen is a Guyanese writer. He has authored numerous collections of poetry, including, Discussing Columbus (l997), Imaginary Origins: New and Selected Poems (2004), Uncharted Heart (2008), and Unanimous Night (2009), several novels, including The Wizard Swami (l989) and Drums of My Flesh (2005), and short story collections, such as My Multi-Ethnic Friends and Other Stories (2013), Short Stories of Cyril Dabydeen: Guyana Classics Series (2011), My Brahmin Days and Other Stories (2000) and Black Jesus and Other Stories (l997). He has also edited several anthologies.Cyril has been the recipient of many awards and honours. He was appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Ottawa from 1984 to 1987, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Journey Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He won the 2007 Guyana Prize for Fiction for Drums of My Flesh and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence by the Guyana Council of Canadians in 2010.

More resources:

Click here to buy books by Cyril Dabydeen.

Read Guyana Journal‘s review of Unanimous Night.

Read Canadian Literature‘s reviews of Imaginary Origins: Selected Poems 1997-2002 and Play a Song Somebody: New and Selected Stories.

Read Quill and Quire‘s review of Berbice Crossing

Read Montreal Serai‘s review of My Multi-Ethnic Friends and Other Stories.

Read South Asia Mail‘s review of “The Short Stories of Cyril Dabydeen

Read “Neighbor Ramlall’s Wife“, published in Small Axe.