An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction
edited by Frank Birbalsingh
lived in the Caribbean for more than a hundred and sixty
years, ever since they took to the ships to work on the
sugar plantations. Jahaji (the term meaning “ship
traveler”) brings together a representative selection of
Indo-Caribbean fiction from three generations of writers.
Together, the sixteen writers included here give us an
imaginative depiction of the experiences of their people
across a span of fifty years—the hopes, aspirations and
frustrations of life in colonial Trinidad and Guyana, the
post-independence tribulations of third-world citizens, and
the quest for meaning and identity in the second migration
to Canada, the United States, and Britain.
Featuring work by: Ismith Khan, Elahi Baksh, Jan Shinebourne, Sharlow Mohammed, Madeline Coopsammy, Narmala Shewcharan, Harishchandra Khemraj, Sasenarine Persaud, Cyril Dabydeen, Rooplall Monar, Marina Budhos, Christine Singh, Shani Mootoo, Rabindranath Maharaj, Rajnie Ramlakhan, Raywat Deonandan
". . . covers a range of prose styles, while thoroughly exploring issues and preoccupations relevant to the Indo-Caribbean experience."
—Caribbean Beat Magazine
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-88-8
Publication Date: 2000
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