Fred D’Aguiar

Fred D’Aguiar’s most recent books are the novel Children of Paradise (HarperCollins, 2014) and the poetry collection The Rose of Toulouse (Carcanet, 2013). Born in London of Guyanese parents and raised in Guyana, he lives in the US and teaches at UCLA.


Imagination as emancipation

EssayTHERE IS A condition described by Maya Angelou in the first instalment of her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, 1969), in which a traumatised young girl retreats from the world in preference for the...

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