David Chariandy

Associate Professor


  • BA, MA (Carleton)
  • PhD (York)


David specializes in contemporary fiction, (especially Canadian, Caribbean, and Black Atlantic), as well as interdisciplinary theories of postcoloniality, diaspora and ‘race.’  He has published scholarly articles and reviews in the Essays on Canadian WritingThe Canadian Association of American StudiesThe Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial LiteraturesCanadian LiteratureThe Journal of West Indian LiteraturePostcolonial TextTopiaNew Dawn, and Callaloo.  He is a co-founder of Commodore Books, the co-editor of a special issue of the Canadian Association of American Studies, and the co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of West Coast Line.  His novel entitled Soucouyant was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2007, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Best First Novel Prize. His creative and critical writings are featured in a special section of the 30.3 (Summer 2007) 30th anniversary issue of Callaloo, the international journal of African diaspora arts and letters; and his second novel, entitled Brother, is forthcoming from McClleland and Stewart.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.

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