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Professor David Dabydeen (Emeritus)

David Dabydeen has co-edited The Oxford Companion to Black British History (2007) and published in 2008 his sixth novel, Molly and the Muslim Stick (Macmillan). He is working on a neglected 19th Century Caribbean poet, Egbert Martin. His novel, Our Lady of Demarara was published in 2004. He was Consultant to Channel 4's three-part series on interracial sex, Forbidden Fruit, which was broadcast in 2003. His one-hour documentary Painting the People was broadcast by BBC television in 2004. He was awarded the 2004 Raja Rao Award for literature. He is Guyana's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

He taught on the following MA courses in the Centre:

Literary Translation and Creative (Re)Writing in a Global Context

Fictions and History

Literature of Migration

India in the Caribbean in Literature


Recent Publications

Our Lady of Demerara (Chichester: Dido Press, 2004)

Lutchmee & Dilloo: A Study of West Indian Life by Edward Jenkins, ed. David Dabydeen (Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean, 2003)

A Harlot's Progress (London: Jonathan Cape, 1999)

Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Black Writers (Pickering and Chatto, 1999)

The Counting House (London: Jonathan Cape, 1996)

Turner (London: Jonathan Cape, 1995)

Disappearance (London: Secker & Warburg, 1993)

Black Writers in Britain, 1780-1890 (Edinburgh University Press, 1991)

The Intended (London: Secker & Warburg, 1991)


Recent News

He was awarded the Anthony Sabga Prize for Literature in 2008. His new novel, MOLLY AND THE MUSLIM STICK was published by Macmillan in 2008.


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