Skip to main menu Skip to content
We are online to support you! Get information on Library resources and services for: Students | Instructors | Researchers. For Ryerson campus information, visit: Ryerson COVID-19 Information and Updates

Janet Almelu Naidu

Janet Almelu Naidu was born in Covent Garden on the east bank of the Demerara River, Guyana. She immigrated to Canada in 1975. Winged Heart is her first book of poetry.


Winged Heart : Poems

Richmond Hill, Ont.: Greenheart, 1999.

Publisher’s Synopsis

[Winged Heart] is a collection of poems of love, power, and ancestral memories. Set in the poet’s birth country, Guyana and new home, Canada, the weaving of emotional connections is captured in layers of meaning that illuminate an understanding of migration, tragedy and resilience. The healing elements of human survival and continuity form a thread throughout the poems.