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Brij Goberdhan

Brij Goberdhan is descended from East Indian immigrants to the West Indies. He was born in Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to Canada in 1992. Goberdhan now resides in Brampton, Ontario and works as an insurance broker and writer of online professional insurance courses.



Barrel: Soul of a Migrant

: Createspace, 2012.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Meet Barrel: The desperate refugee from Trinidad running from the shadows of his past, into the darkness of his future, with loneliness as his companion and tormentor. Fed up with the suffering his family endured from an abusive father on a daily basis, and frustrated with the injustice in his country committed by those intoxicated with the arrogance of power, he flees in search of answers and a way to redeem his family and restore their dignity. He shares this journey with Khakaa: wise and cynical, always ready to challenge your intellect with his seemingly sheer lunacy, outrageous wit and years of raw immigrant experience; Bharat: a friend when needed, who received Barrel into the twilight zone of illegal immigrants, taking him under his wing, guiding, encouraging and cementing their friendship and Dougla: a character who often defied understanding with his unique outlook on life. Together, these characters show that life is what you make it and if you don’t make it, that’s life. Your life is your own journey to make.

Fiction (Juvenile, Short stories)

Jewels for Children

: Createspace, 2013.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

This enjoyable collection of short stories follows the adventures and experiences of three siblings: Lilly, Mike and Angel, growing up as loving, honest, happy and caring children. Have fun as you read along and at the same time you will learn about the human values and morals which play an important part in their lives.


Createspace page for Jewels for Children

Createspace page for Barrel: Soul of a Migrant