Cyril Dabydeen lives in Sandy Hill, teaches Creative Writing and is a former Poet Laureate of Ottawa. Mosaic Press in Oakville has just released a new collection of his short stories. The publisher writes, “Critics have called Cyril Dabydeen a ‘short story master,’ and in this latest collection his stories of life in Guyana are interspersed with the urban landscape of Canada where Dabydeen has lived for decades. His stories are distinctive with a strong narrative voice that encompasses fantasy and reality as ethnic and cultural roots commingle. The author’s inflection is mixed with motifs when the tropics and the temperate merge. For Dabydeen, literature is “undiscovered country.”
Why not read local and global all at once this season? Look for Cyril’s new title at Books on Beechwood and the public library.