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Discussing Columbus

Author: Cyril Dabydeen
Publisher: Leeds : Peepal Tree, 1997.
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When Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492 he believed that he had landed on the coast of India. Cyril Dabydeen's ancestors came from India to the Caribbean in the nineteenth century as indentured labourers. This is an irony of history that appeals to him. Since then, like many of his fellow Guyanese, Cyril Dabydeen has moved on again to settle in Canada. His poetry grows out of consciousness of a world made up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dabydeen, Cyril, 1945-
Discussing Columbus.
Leeds : Peepal Tree, 1997
(OCoLC)656938044
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Dabydeen
ISBN: 0948833572 9780948833571
OCLC Number: 36584247
Description: 99 pages : 1 illustration ; 21 cm
Contents: Adrift --
Caravels --
Another Place --
Surfacing --
To an Island --
And you ... --
Discussing Columbus --
Arima, at a Standstill --
Phoenix --
Snorri Thorfinnson --
Adelphi --
Evolution Song --
To My Child Unborn --
Commotion --
Aqueduct --
Returning --
Passages to India --
Divertimento --
Cuba --
Hemingway --
Telling You --
The Hidden Sun --
Cheddi Jagan --
Driving with Fred D'Aguiar to Miami Beach --
Canada Day --
Capilano Suspension Bridge --
Full Moon --
Orpheus --
Visitor --
Bravado --
Halloween at the Governor General's --
Letter to Derek Walcott --
Rites: 1. Prescience --
Rites: 2. Disorder --
Rites: 3. I Talk Loudest --
Rites: 4. Indigene --
Rites: 5. Hadrian's Wall --
Rites: 6. Movement --
Rites: 7. Lunacy of the Moon.
Responsibility: Cyril Dabydeen.

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When Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492 he believed that he had landed on the coast of India. Cyril Dabydeen's ancestors came from India to the Caribbean in the nineteenth century as indentured labourers. This is an irony of history that appeals to him. Since then, like many of his fellow Guyanese, Cyril Dabydeen has moved on again to settle in Canada. His poetry grows out of consciousness of a world made up of layers of journeyings and settlement, of the meeting of heterogeneous cultures and the results of their mingling. Cyril Dabydeen writes as the voice within the convergences begun by Columbus's mistake.

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