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Neil Bissoondath - Works

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Novelist, born in Trinidad, West Indies, of Indian descent, the nephew of V S Naipaul. He emigrated to Canada in 1973 to study French at York University, Toronto. His first book, a collection of short stories, Digging Up the Mountains (1985), deals with the themes of immigration and exile. His acclaimed first novel, A Casual Brutality (1988), about the violent decline of a Caribbean island state was short-listed for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Later novels include The Worlds Within Her (2000), Doing the Heart Good (2002), and The Unyielding Clamour of the Night (2005).

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