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Atamian, Christopher. Review of Dear Future, by Fred D’Aguiar. New York Times Book Review (10 November 1996): 56.

A mixed review of Dear Future. Atamian compliments D'Aguiar's prose, but faults the author's character development.

D'Aguiar, Fred with Frank Birbalsingh. “An Interview with Fred D'Aguiar.” Ariel 24, No. 1 (January 1993) 133-45.

An interview originally conducted on April 11, 1992, in which D'Aguiar discusses his Guyanese background, English education, literary influences, and cultural, political, and aesthetic concerns in Mama Dot, Airy Hall, and British Subjects.

Dwyer, Janet Ingraham. Review of Feeding the Ghosts, by Fred D’Aguiar. Library Journal 124, No. 1 (January 1999): 147.

A positive review of Feeding the Ghosts. Dwyer calls the novel “gripping” and “poetic.”

Review of Feeding the Ghosts, by Fred D’Aguiar. Publishers Weekly (23 November 1998): 58.

A positive review of Feeding the Ghosts, in which the reviewer calls the novel “a unique work of fiction.”

Hooper, Brad. Review of Dear Future, by Fred D’Aguiar. Booklist 92, No. 22 (August 1996): 1880.

In this review, Hooper offers a positive assessment of Dear Future, although he argues that the novel is “less cohesive and compelling” than D'Aguiar's Longest Journey.

———. Review of Feeding the Ghosts, by Fred D'Aguiar. Booklist (1 December 1998): 650.

In this review, Hooper offers a positive assessment of Feeding the Ghosts, calling the novel “haunting.”

———. Review of The Longest Memory, by Fred D’Aguiar. Booklist (15 December 1994): 735.

In this positive review, Hooper praises The Longest Memory for its “evocative” and “spare” language.

“Open Book.” Village Voice (16 February 1999): 79.

Review essay including discussion of Feeding the Ghosts.

Reardon, Patrick T. “Painful Lesson: Longest Memory Recalls Slavery's Physical and Psychological Horrors.” Chicago Tribune Books (20 March 1995): 5.

Reardon offers a positive assessment of The Longest Memory.

Ross, Michael E. Review of The Longest Memory, by Fred D'Aguiar. New York Times Book Review (7 May 1995): 26.

In this review, Ross offers a positive assessment of The Longest Memory.

Scott, Whitney. Review of British Subjects, by Fred D'Aguiar. Booklist (15 March 1994): 1322.

In this review, Scott summarizes the concerns of D'Aguiar's poems in British Subjects.

Sowd, David. Review of The Longest Memory, by Fred D’Aguiar. Library Journal 119, No. 21 (December 1994): 132.

In this review, Sowd offers a positive assessment of The Longest Memory.

Wormald, Mark. “Visions in the Village.” Times Literary Supplement (15 March 1996): 25.

Wormald faults what he perceives as narrative inconsistency and lack of focus in Dear Future.

Additional coverage of D'Aguiar's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 148; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 83; Contemporary Poets; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 157; and Literature Resource Center.

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