Drums of My Flesh

A Novel

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Cyril Dabydeen

Against a background of poitical and racial strife in colonial Guyana, as British rule gradually winds down, and while in the thick of domestic strife between his mother and his philandering, free-spirit father, a young boy resorts to a world of his own invention. It is a world far away from the gritty reality of a plantation village, seen partly through the eyes of the imaginary traveler Jaffe, who wanders through India, the Middle East, North America, and closer to home in the Amazon jungle. It is in this larger world where Boyo finds peace and tolerance among peoples, and confronts both the past – through an awareness of his Indian ancestr- and the future in Canada, where he will end up to recall his story for his dauther. This is an ambitions, evocative and poetic book that stands out both as a Canadian and a Caribbean novel. It is a work with a bold and comassionate vision of the world by one of our “most popular post-colonial writers”
The Danforth Review

Publisher
Mawenzi House
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
01/01/20059781894770255FICTION / Literary
LanguageFormatSizePricePages
EnglishPaperback / softback5.79 in x 8.75 in18.95200