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              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter
               

              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter (Paperback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              • Pub Date
                3 Jun 21

              'There is, as you pick it up, nothing to prepare you for its power' OBSERVER 'Quite simply, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read' AMINATTA FORNA How do we navigate our complex histories for our children? What is our duty to share and what must we leave for them to dis...cover? Writing to his daughter, David Chariandy asks difficult, unsettling, perhaps impossible questions - questions made all the more poignant by our current political landscape. With tender, spare and luminous prose, Chariandy looks both into his heart and mind and out to the world and humanity. In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a book about race; this is a book about family.
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              ISBN 9781526602909
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Brother
               

              Brother (EPUB ebook)

              By Chariandy, David

              'A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life' Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE WINNER OF THE TORONTO BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR PO...LITICAL FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR Michael and Francis are the bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Coming of age in the outskirts of a sprawling city, the brothers battle against careless prejudices and low expectations. While Francis aspires to a future in music, Michael dreams of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school, whose eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But one sweltering summer night the hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably cut short. In this timely and essential novel, David Chariandy builds a quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives.
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              ISBN 9781408897294
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              Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
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              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter

              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter (Hardback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, acclaimed novelist David Chariandy's latest is an intimate and profoundly beautiful meditation on the politics of race today When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask `what... happened?', David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. Today, in a newly heated era of struggle and divisions, he has completed a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including his experiences growing up as a `visible minority' within the land of his birth, as well as the legacies of slavery, indenture and immigration. In sharing with his daughter his own story of `race', he hopes to cultivate within her a sense of identity that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future. With intimacy, sensitivity and beauty, Chariandy shares the questions he is addressing to his daughter - questions of immense importance and resonance for us all.
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              ISBN 9781526602879
              Released NZ 6 May 2019
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              Brother

              Brother (Hardback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              A heartbreaking and profound story about the love that exists between brothers and the senseless loss of lives cut short with the shot of a gun Michael and Francis are the bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Coming of age in The Park, a cluster of houses and towers ...in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, the brothers battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them on a daily basis. While Francis dreams of a future in music, Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school, whose eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic event. This novel introduces a major new literary voice.
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              ISBN 9781408897263
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
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              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter
               

              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter (EPUB ebook)

              By Chariandy, David

              'There is, as you pick it up, nothing to prepare you for its power' OBSERVER 'Quite simply, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read' AMINATTA FORNA How do we navigate our complex histories for our children? What is our duty to share and what must we leave for them to dis...cover? Writing to his daughter, David Chariandy asks difficult, unsettling, perhaps impossible questions - questions made all the more poignant by our current political landscape. With tender, spare and luminous prose, Chariandy looks both into his heart and mind and out to the world and humanity. In the tradition of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a book about race; this is a book about family.
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              ISBN 9781526602893
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              Released NZ 14 Mar 2019
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              Brother

              Brother (Paperback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              'A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life' Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE Michael and Francis are the ...bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Coming of age in the outskirts of a sprawling city, the brothers battle against careless prejudices and low expectations. While Francis aspires to a future in music, Michael dreams of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school, whose eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But one sweltering summer night the hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably cut short. In this timely and essential novel, David Chariandy builds a quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives.
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              ISBN 9781408897287
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
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              Soucouyant

              Soucouyant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              A beautiful cross-cultural novel about loss, remembrance, and the unbreakable ties between mother and son.

              ISBN 9781551522265
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2007
              Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
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              I'Ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter
                

              I'Ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              Narrator Chariandy, David

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              For listeners of Between the World and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prize-winning novelist David Chariandy. I can glimpse, through the lens of my own experience, how a parent or grandparent, encouraged ...to remain silent and feel ashamed of themselves, may nevertheless find the strength to voice directly to a child a truer story of ancestry. When a moment of ignored-in-the-moment bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, 'What happened?' David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now 13-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future.
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              ISBN 9781799745914
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Brother
               

              Brother (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              A brilliant, powerful elegy . . . pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life. --Marlon James, Man Booker Prizewinning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS Marks the beginning of an absolutely mammoth literary talent. --Kiese Laymon, author of LONG DIVISION and HEAVY In lum...inous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991. WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE WINNER OF THE ETHEL WILSON PRIZE FOR FICTION One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves. Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow. Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.
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              ISBN 9781635573541
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
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              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter
               

              I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (Hardback)

              By Chariandy, David

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              Stunning. A precise puncturing of the post-racial bubble. --Nafkote Tamirat For readers of Between the World and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prizewinning novelist David Chariandy. I can glimpse, throug...h the lens of my own experience, how a parent or grandparent, encouraged to remain silent and feel ashamed of themselves, may nevertheless find the strength to voice directly to a child a truer story of ancestry. When a moment of ignored-in-the-moment bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, What happened? David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future.
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              ISBN 9781635572872
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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