The Worlds Within Her

ISBN: 9781897151105

Price: $19.95

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.50" x 8.41"

Publication Date: Feb 29, 2008

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC014000 FICTION / Historical

Shortlisted, 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction

“Powerful and stylistically rich … His best book yet … Yasmin, in her attempts to blend the very different worlds within her into a satisfying sense of self, is as good a symbol of this country as we could ask for.”
Montreal Gazette

“A multilayered journey from darkness to light…rich in character as well as emotion.”
The Hamilton Spectator

“Heart-wrenching … with a searing intensity and a powerful sensitivity that sweeps aside the politics of identity and lays bare the painful and beautiful human condition.”
Vancouver Sun


Set in both the Caribbean and Canada, The Worlds Within Her joins politics and love as Yasmin recollects her life in the 40s and 50s. Alternating between Yasmin and her mother Shakti, their worlds and dreams collide to release deeply buried secrets.