WorldCat Identities

Chariandy, David John 1969-

Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 4 languages and 307 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.C478, C813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David John Chariandy
Soucouyant by David John Chariandy( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A soucouyant is an evil spirit in Caribbean folklore, and a symbol here of the distant and dimly remembered legacies that continue to haunt the Americas. This first novel set in Ontario, in a house near the Scarborough Bluffs, focuses on a Canadian-born son who despairingly abandons his Caribbean-born mother suffering from dementia." "The son returns after two years to confront his mother but also a young woman who now mysteriously occupies the house. In his desire to atone for his past and live anew, he is compelled to imagine his mother's life before it all slips into darkness - her arrival in Canada during the early sixties, her childhood in Trinidad during World War II, and her lurking secret that each have tried to forget."--Jacket
Soucougnant by David John Chariandy( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother by David John Chariandy( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land to light on : Black Canadian literature and the language of belonging by David John Chariandy( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soucouyant by David John Chariandy( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Said to wear the skin of an old woman by day and take the form of a wandering fireball by night - and sucking the blood of her victims - the spectre of the Soucouyant haunts Adele, a Trinidadian Canadian. Adele is sliding into early-onset dementia when her husband is killed in an industrial accident, and her older son leaves home after Adele ceases to recognize him. Her younger son tries to unravel the hidden tragedies of Adele's youth, which included an encounter with the Soucouyant itself. Some descriptions of sex. Some descritpions of violence. Some strong language. 2007
In this city by Austin Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poignantly capturing the sorrow and torment of the dispossessed, this collection of stories focuses on the contemporary experiences of urban dwellers longing for a place to call home. Private lives and intimate pains are made public, and the rawness of the moment is redeemed by the elegance of Clarke's prose and the innate sympathy of his eye."--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
Haunted diasporas : the second generation stories of André Alexis by David John Chariandy( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Citizenship and cultural belonging( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.44 for Brother / ... to 1.00 for Citizenshi ...)

Alternative Names
David Chariandy Canadees schrijver

David Chariandy Canadian writer

David Chariandy escritor canadiense

David Chariandy kanadischer Schriftsteller

In this city