ANDRE, F.B.




Author Tags: Afro-Canadian, Fiction

Born in San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies in 1955, F.B. André immigrated to Canada in 1971. After ten years in Ontario, he moved to Alberta, then onto B.C. where he became a café owner in Victoria. He has also worked as a bartender and a gold miner. His first collection of stories is The Man Who Beat the Man (NeWest Press, 2000).

His second collection, What Belongs (Ronsdale $21.95) mostly concerns cross-racial and cross-cultural relationships. The lead story depicts a contemporary researcher interviewing a descendant of one of the boatload of 600 Afro-Americans brought to settle in British Columbia in 1858 by Governor James Douglas when he was concerned about the encroachment of too many white, pro-American miners during the Cariboo gold rush.

BOOKS:

The Man Who Beat the Man (NeWest Press, 2000) 1-896300-29-4
What Belongs (Ronsdale 2007) 1-55380-044-3

[BCBW 2007] "Fiction" "Afro-Canadian"