Through the character of Mungo, Dabydeen challenges traditional cultural representations of the slave. I originally disliked this book when I started it, and I’m amazed by how much I keep going back to it now and loving what Dabydeen did with it. May 10, Lea rated it really liked it. Young men, and they are nearly all men, and of necessity young because the sp Last week I watched a BBC documentary that opened a magic door onto a bizarre world that I never even knew existed, the world of professional e-gamers competing at top level in League of Legends. To ask other readers questions about The Intended , please sign up. Disappearance , his next novel, is written in an economical, uncluttered prose that tells the story of a young Guyanan engineer’s struggle to save a coastal village in Hastings.

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I originally disliked this book when I started it, and I’m ama I’m growing more fond of this book the more I go back to it for class and analyze what Dabydeen was doing with language as he wrote this. His latest novel, Our Lady of Demerarawas published in Anastassia rated it liked it Dec 18, His first novel, The Intendedthe story of a young Asian student abandoned in London by his father, won the Guyana Prize for Literature.

To ask other readers questions about The Intendedplease sign up. Meanwhile Mrs Rutherford, his ageing widow of savid landlady, assumes the role of his guide, exposing him dabydewn the strange rituals of village England and its ghostly imperial past. Nasim, beaten to within an inch of his life by paki-bashers, Pocket Patel who goes into his family’s business to make money out of the white man’s weakness for porn, Shaz who joins the gangsters: This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat the intended david dabydeen Between and Dabydeen worked as a community education officer in Wolverhamptonthe political territory of Enoch Powell.


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His advances in this setting are plotted against the retreat of the coastline, ‘collapsing as the Empire had crumbled’. Mr Pringle on the other hand, who uses artistic license in the face of Mungo’s stubborn silence, is no better. But the villagers aren’t going to give up that easily. Review quote “Essential reading.


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The contrast between rural Guyana and London has much more meaning than I initially realised.

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