My Brahmin Days

and other stories

By (author) Cyril Dabydeen
Categories: Fiction: general and literary, Fiction and Related items
Publisher: Mawenzi House
Paperback : 9780920661857, 144 pages, January 2000


“With her I immediately sensed that it had to do with who I was, where I’d been born, and where I’d been living these last twenty-five hears. This was the first time she was meeting me… ‘He’s a Brahmin,’ she finally said, sternly, as if I wasn’t there with them. ” Their closely observed stories, with their gritty poetic descriptions and finely ironic twists, confront Dabydeen’s Asian and Caribbean-South American identity with his experience of life in Canada, where he has lived for over three decades. Of Cyril Dabydeen’s previous works:

“It is the epiphay, the moment of illuminations, which comes out of an ordinary experience. ” – World Literature Today

“Dabydeen’s narrativew often containthe lyrical sonsilidations of images that are the mark of a poet … an earnestly searching soul. ” – Books in Canada

“… spirit, flavour and humour … vivid, vivacious fiction. ” – The Ottawa Citizen


"It is the epiphany, the moment of illumination, which comes out of an ordinary experience." --World Literature Today