Shani Mootoo





Shani Mootoo

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born
Dublin, Ireland
gender
female


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Shani Mootoo, writer, visual artist and video maker, was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1957 to Trinidadian parents. She grew up in Trinidad and relocated at age 24 to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.


Average rating: 3.81 · 1,296 ratings · 125 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,026 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Valmiki's Daughter
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Out on Main Street: And Oth...
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2002
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The Predicament of Or
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2002
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — expected publication 2014 — 2 editions
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“I brought my face inches away from hers and whispered, 'If I were strapped like that, I would hate it, too.' And then I felt foolish, for what was the point of empathizing without taking more positive action? I wanted to touch her again but I left and returned to my room feeling impoverished and weak.”
Shani Mootoo, Cereus Blooms at Night

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CBC Books: Mootoo, Shani 2 7 Mar 25, 2011 05:55PM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read April 2012 123 58 May 22, 2012 06:03AM  
Around the World ...: Trinidad and Tobago 9 167 Jan 16, 2014 12:25PM  
CBC Books: Friday Reads for March 21st 25 36 Mar 26, 2014 11:13AM  
Tournament of Books: 2015 - Possible Contenders 28 142 Apr 12, 2014 07:16PM  


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