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The Obeah Man

Khan, Ismith

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ISBN 10: 0920661467 / ISBN 13: 9780920661468
Published by TSAR, Toronto, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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148 pages novel set in Trinidad, Unmarked, tight and clean. Bookseller Inventory # 518913

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Title: The Obeah Man

Publisher: TSAR, Toronto

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Carnival Day, Tuesday: Port of Spain, Trinidad. Into this heady bacchanalian atmosphere, filled with men and women seeking the sinful anonymity of costumes, in street processions gyrating to the music of steel bands and in bars packed beyond capacity, where menace seems familiar but lurks in unkown places - comes the Obeah Man, Zampi, in search of the beautiful Zolda.

By the time the festivities are over, disaster has struck, and the powerful but good Obeah Man Zampi has learnt an all too human lesson in love.

"A brilliant revelation of the dark reality under a lively Caribbean surface, The Obeah Man combimes the humour of Samuel Selvon, the pathos of George Lamming and the irony of V S Naipaul all in one."
- Frank Birbalsingh, York University.

"... a compelling story of living in changing times ... its message and impressions are long lasting ... The Obeah Man is a very human story."
- Cecil Foster, The Toronto Review

About the Author:

Ismith Khan was born in Trinidad in 1925 and has lived in the US for the past four decades. He is the author of two other novels, The Jumbie Bird and The Crusifixion, and a collection of short stories, A Day in the Country and Other Stories. He lives in New York City.

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