Brother: A Novel Summary
David Chariandy

Everything you need to understand or teach Brother by David Chariandy.

  • Brother: A Novel Summary & Study Guide
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  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Brother: A Novel Overview

David Chariandy's novel, Brother, tells the story of two brothers born to immigrant parents in Toronto who struggle with society's systemic prejudices. In younger brother Michael's narrative, which moves quickly back and forth through time, readers accompany the boys as they come-of-age and deal with the life-shattering effects of gun violence and police brutality. Moving from the particular into universal truths about the hardships that immigrant communities face, Chariandy's novel explores themes of racism, colonialism, kinship, sexuality, masculinity, and more.

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