Bissoondath, Neil

About Neil Bissoondath

Biography (Quill & Quire)



Knowles, Sam. "New Multicultralisms." Canadian Literature, no. 206, 2010

Grainger, James. "The Soul of All Great Designs." Quill & Quire, Sep. 2008

Grainger, James. "Identity Politics." Quill & Quire, vol. 74, no. 10, Dec. 2008

Winter, Max. "The Unyielding Clamor of the Night." New York Times Book Review, 2006

Barfoot, Joan. "Doing the Heart Good by Neil Bissoondath." Quill & Quire, Mar. 2002

Krauss, Clifford. "The Immigrant Culture, Written in Harsh Light." New York Times, 3 Aug. 2002

Keates, Jonathan. "A Man of Reticence." Times Literary Supplement, no. 5163, 2002

Stewart, Lucretia. "Voyage into the Light." Spectator, vol. 284, no. 8948, 2000

Davetian, Benet. "Out of the Melting Pot and into the Fire: An Essay on Neil Bissoondath's Book on Multicultralism." Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 26, no. 3, 1994

Malak, Amin. "Postcolonial Anguish (A Review of Casual Brutality by Neil Bissoondath)." Canadian Literature, no. 128, 1991

Kanga, Firdaus. "Uncertainties Confirmed." Times Literary Supplement, no. 4573, 1990

Hawthorne, Evelyn J. "Digging Up the Mountains". World Literature Today, vol. 61, no. 4, 1987

Maja-Pearce, Adewale. "On the Edge". Times Literary Supplement, no. 4340, 1886



Kruk, Laurie. "'All Voices Belong to Me': An Interview with Neil Bissoondath." Canadian Literature, no. 180, 2004

Norgaard, Aja. "Up-And-Coming: Neil Bissoondath." Aurora, 2001



Zacharias, Robert. "In-Between World and Worlds Within: Reading Diasporic Return in Vassanji and Bissoondath." Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inguiry, vol. 1, no. 2, 2014

Cuder-Domínguez, Pular. "Beyond the Multicultural Fairytale: Insider-Outsiders, the Politics of Violence, and the Transnational Turn in Canadian Literature." Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature, Nordin et al. (eds.), 2013

Stoican, Adriana Elena. "Transcultural Scenarios in Rohinton Mistry's Such a Long Journey and Neil Bissoondath's A Casual Brutality." Muses India: Essays on English-Language Writers from Mahomet to Rushdie, Deshmane (ed.), 2013

Molnár, Judit. "Neil Bissoondath's Imaginary Homeland: The Search for Possible Places and Space in A Casual Brutality." Central European Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 8, 2012

Langwald, Sylvia. "From Destructive to Productive? Perspectives on Identity Crises and the Diasporic Experience in Recent Caribbean-Canadian Novels." Narratives of Crisis - Crisis of Narrative, Kuester et al. (eds.), 2012

Lawrence, Keith. "Identity, Selfhood, and Multiculturalism: Quebec's and Western Canada's Contrasting Models of Asian Canadian Masculinity." Masculinities in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century French and Francophone Literature, Vandervoort (ed.), 2011

Reid, Gregory J. "Is There an Anglo-Québécois Literature?" Essays on Canadian Writing, no. 84, 2009

Bailey, Mary Economou. "Occupying the 'Here': Contemporary Canadian Writers." Close Encounters of an Other Kind: New Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and American Studies, Goldblatt et al. (eds.), 2005

Peepre, Mari. "Home, Hybridity, and the Caribbean Diasporas." Bridges Across Chasms: Towards a Transcultural Future in Caribbean Literature, Ledent (ed.), 2004

Riemenschneider, Dieter. "Intercultural Communication: Minority Writing in the Post-Colonial World: The Caribbean-Canadian Connection." Crabtracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English, Collier and Schulze-Engler (eds.), 2002

Lindeman, Yehudi. "Old for New: Narratives of Changing Identity in Three 'New' Canadian Authors." Identity, Community, Nation: Essays on Canadian Writing, Schaub and Verduyn (eds.), 2002

Firth, Kathleen. "Home is No-Place: Neil Bissoondath's A Casual Brutality." Tricks with a Glass: Writing Ethnicity in Canada, David and Baena (eds.), 2000

Misrahi-Barak, Judith. "The Cityscape in a Few Caribbean-Canadian Short Stories." Journal of the Short Story in English, vol. 30, 1998

Thorpe, Michael. "Canadian 'Globalism': Conflicts and Contradictions." Nationalism vs. Internationalism: (Inter)National Dimensions of Literatures in English, Zach and Goodwin (eds.), 1996

Kaplan, William. Belonging: The Meaning and Future of Canadian Citizenship, 1993

Boxil, Anthony. "Women and Migration in Some Short Stories of Bharati Mukherjee and Neil Bissoondath." Literary Half-Yearly, vol. 32, no. 2, 1991

Richards, David. "Burning Down the House: Neil Bissoondath's Fiction." Narrative Strategies in Canadian Literature: Feminism and Postcolonialism, Howells and Hunter (eds.), 1991




The Soul of All Great Designs: A Novel (2008)

Unyielding Clamour of the Night (2005)

Doing the Heart Good (2002)

The Worlds Within Her (1998)

The Innocence of Age (1992)

Retour à Casaquemada (1992)

A Casual Brutality (1988)


Short Story Collections

On the Eve of Uncertain Tomorrows (1990)

Digging Up the Mountains (1985)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

The Age of Confession (2007)

"No Place Like Home." The Internationalist, Sep. 1998

Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada (1994)

Brink, André, Zoë Wicomb , and Mazisi Kunene. "South African Writers and the Problem of Languages'." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, 1993

With George Lamming and Sam Selvon. "Indo-Caribbean Literature: A Panel Discussion." Indenture & Exile: The Indo-Caribbean Experience, Birbalsingh (ed.), 1989