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Neil Devindra Bissoondath, novelist, short story writer, essayist b at Arima, Trinidad and Tobago 19 Apr 1955 He attended St Mary s College in Port of Spain before emigrating to Canada in 1973, when he became a student at York University BA 1977 After graduating, he began teaching English as a second language and French in Toronto Bissoondath began writing short stories in the late seventies, and attended the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1983 He credits his uncle, author V.S Naipaul, for providing inspiration Bissoondath s first book, a collection of short stories called Digging Up the Mountains 1985 , deals with feelings of cultural alienation, exile and domestic upheaval themes he has continued to explore in his other writings The book was a commercial and critical success, enabling Bissoondath to leave teaching for a number of years and devote himself to writing full time In 1995 he relocated to Qu bec City, where he teaches Creative Writing at Universit Laval.Bissoondath published a second collection of short stories, On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows, in 1990 Most of his fiction has taken the form of novels, beginning with A Casual Brutality 1988 , set in the fictional Caribbean republic of Casaquemada The Innocence of Age 1993 is the story of intergenerational tensions in an increasingly racist Toronto Bissoondath s novels often focus on characters confronting their respective pasts The protagonist in GOVERNOR GENERAL S AWARD nominee The Worlds Within Her 1998 returns to her Caribbean birthplace in order to deliver her mother s ashes In Doing the Heart Good 2002 , an elderly anglophone Montrealer reevaluates his life after losing his possessions to an arsonist The Unyielding Clamour of the Night 2005 deals with a young schoolteacher who leaves a privileged upbringing to encounter political, religious, and racial unrest in a fictional island state modelled on Sri Lanka.Bissoondath s most controversial and best selling book is Selling Illusions The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada 1994, rev 2002 In this nonfiction work, Bissoondath criticizes the 1971 MULTICULTURALISM Act for emphasizing differences rather than similarities amongst the country s various ethnic groups He argues that the country s multicultural policies, though well intentioned, have only encouraged the isolation and stereotyping of cultural groups.
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- Le Marché Aux Illusions: La Méprise Du Multiculturalisme
- Neil Bissoondath
- 13 January 2019 Neil Bissoondath