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multiethnicfriendsGuernica Edition’s Cyril Dabydeen talks about his latest book, My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories (Guernica 2013) on Third World Players Present, CKCU-FM , 93.1 FM in the National Capital Region and live world wide on the Internet at:

To listen to the broadcasts, click here!

In the September 26th broadcast Cyril speaks with host Lloyd Stanford about two important literary conferences in which he participated during this year: the pan-Caribbean BOCAS Literary  Festival which took place in Trinidad and Tobago in April and the Association of  Commonwealth Language and Literary Studies [ACLAS ] meeting in St. Lucia, hosted by the University of West Indies.

The October  3 broadcast is the ‘radio launch’ of his 2013 collection of  My Multi-Ethnic Friends and Other Stories. You can listen to Cyril’s perspectives on the genre and be treated to a reading of an excerpt from one of the stories!

My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories highlights the struggles of immigrant life in a society that talks multiculturalism but doesn’t always walk it. The characters straddle many worlds and tend to feel comfortable in none — all overlaid with a healthy dose of humour, satire and subtle insights. Cyril Dabydeen is a former Poet Laureate of Ottawa (1984-87), and he has published over 15 books, including eight collections of poetry. Cyril won the top Guyana Prize for Fiction in 2007 for his novel Drums of My Flesh, which was nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award. His writing has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (US), the Journey Prize, and he has twice won the Okanagan Fiction Prize.


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