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The Intended

(1991)
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Exploring rites of passage in London's Asian community, this semiautobiographical novel follows a young Indo-Guyanese narrator from his South American village to Great Britain. With determination and self-discipline he seizes opportunities of education and upward mobility, but struggles to keep his cultural identity alive through memories of his childhood. This sophisticated postcolonial text links language and character to reveal the social divisions, educational obstacles, and self-exploration of a struggling foreigner in the mid-20th century.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Intended
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 0-436-20007-4 / 978-0-436-20007-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Intended
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 1-84523-013-2 / 978-1-84523-013-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Intended
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 0-09-928916-4 / 978-0-09-928916-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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December 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Intended
Author(s): David Dabydeen
ISBN: 0-7493-9850-7 / 978-0-7493-9850-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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