Done by Tanuja Raghoo ( Daughter of Eshri Singh)
I recently read Dr. Danpaul Narine’s novel “ Shitty People”. And yes people question the title of his book. But as you read the book you will grasp the reason for the title.
Here’s my review of the book. I encourage you to get your copy from Amazon.
Dr. Dhanpaul Narine a prominent and well liked individual in our community has written his first Novel, titled @Shitty People”
I read his book and I share my review below with you of this captivating novel. I would encourage you to purchase your copy today on Amazon.
Title: Book Review – “Shitty People” by Dhanpaul Narine
“Shitty People,” Dhanpaul Narine’s debut novel, is a captivating literary work that takes readers on an emotional journey through the lives of a poor family in the countryside of Guyana. From the very first page, Narine’s powerful words of expression draw you into the heart of the story, making it difficult to put the book down.
Set in a community where wealth disparity looms large, the novel masterfully reveals the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots. The wealthy neighbors’ lack of respect for the struggling, impoverished people of the area becomes a central theme in the narrative, shining a spotlight on the harsh realities of social inequality.
At the heart of the story is the unwavering love of a man for his pet dog, a bond that provides a source of solace and hope amidst the hardships faced by the family. This poignant thread weaves its way through the novel, highlighting the importance of companionship and compassion even in the most challenging circumstances.
One of the book’s standout strengths lies in its portrayal of the struggles faced by the poor. Despite their difficult circumstances, the family in focus demonstrates resilience and determination in pursuing a better life through education. This emphasis on education as a means of empowerment underscores the value of knowledge and learning in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Moreover, “Shitty People” beautifully explores the significance of good morals and ethics, even when surrounded by injustice and indifference. The characters’ unwavering commitment to upholding their values serves as a poignant reminder of the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Throughout the novel, Narine skillfully paints a vivid picture of the Guyanese countryside, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and culture of the region. This attention to detail adds depth and authenticity to the narrative, making it all the more engaging.
Lastly, as a friend and an amazing author, Dhanpaul Narine demonstrates a profound understanding of the human condition and brings it to life through his prose. His love for his homeland, Guyana, shines through in every word, making “Shitty People” not just a novel but a heartfelt tribute to the spirit and resilience of the people of his country.
In conclusion, “Shitty People” is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that tackles profound themes of poverty, social inequality, love, and the pursuit of education. Dhanpaul Narine’s talent as an author shines brightly, and his debut novel is a testament to his storytelling prowess. Congratulations to this great son of Guyana for this remarkable literary achievement.
(About the book: Set in a poverty-stricken village in Guyana, this enchanting tale is a portrait of the life, fantasy and struggles of a village for survival. The narrative chronicles the dreams and drama of existence and becomes a biography of a community where the effects of race, politics and neglect, are ever present. But above the filth, floods and grime, Shitty People is a story of hope and optimism.)