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Neil Bissoondath


Neil Bissoondath was born in Arima, Trinidad in 1955, the nephew of V S Naipaul. His father ran a store. When racial attacks on Trinidadians of East Indian origin started in the early 1970s, Bissoondath moved to Canada and earned a B. A. in French from York University. He became a teacher and then started writing stories. He has gone on to write novels and short stories. His book on multiculturalism in Canada – Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada – attracted considerable controversy. He teaches at the Université Laval.

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No Place Like Home (Bissoondath on multiculturalism in Canada)


1985 Digging Up the Mountains (stories)
1988 A Casual Brutality (novel)
1990 On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows (stories)
1992 The Innocence of Age (novel)
1994 Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada
1998 The Worlds within Her (novel)
2002 Doing the Heart Good (novel)
2005 The Unyielding Clamour of the Night (novel)
2008 The Soul of All Great Designs (novel)
2009 Postcards from Hell (novella)