The Godmother and Other Stories

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The lyrical yet unsentimental stories in this collection offer a portrait of the postcolonial experience of Guyanese citizens. Four decades of history, from the 1960s to the present, are covered through the experiences of the different characters, including Harold, who celebrates the triumph of his Indian-supported political party; Chuni, who encounters the revolutionary rise of a new black middle class; and Sylvia, who confronts her Guyanese roots during an exile in England. A sensitivity to psychological undertones and a poetic sense of the Guyanese worldview allow these stories to resonate with the metaphysical and mundane transformations of the characters.

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Jan Lowe Shinebourne is the author of Timepiece, which won the Guyana Prize for Literature. Her work has appeared in Wasafiri, Spare Rib, Race Today, and Kyk Over Al.

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“Her greatest strength . . . a vision which attends to the way human beings respond both on the surface and deep down.” —Elaine Savory Fido, New School University

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