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Paul Sunga

Paul Singh Sunga was born in Ottawa, Ont. in 1953. He has a PhD in Medicine from the University of British Columbia as well as degrees in biology and philosophy. He worked for many years in Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Southern Asia in the fields of community development and public health. Sunga is the Director of International Development at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C., and a consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency.


The Lions

Victoria, B.C.: Orca, 1992.


Red Dust, Red Sky

Regina, Sask.: Coteau Books, 2008.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Red Dust, Red Sky is set in southern Africa during the time of official apartheid. A family originally from India lives in exile in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho, a tiny country entirely surrounded by South Africa itself. The aftermath of the murder of a student activist at the hands of the South African police – betrayal, the struggle for redemption and years of life underground – is the basis for this powerful story. The language is beautiful, the plot riveting, the characters vivid, edgy and humorous, full of life and eccentric energy, sexual and otherwise.


Publisher Coteau Books