Oonya Kempadoo, author of Buxton Spice, was born in Sussex, England of Guyanese parents and was raised in Guyana from the age of four. She studied art in Amsterdam and has lived in Trinidad, St. Lucia, Tobago, and now Grenada. She was named a Great Talent for the Twenty-First Century by the Orange Prize judges and is a winner of the Casa de las Americas Prize.
Oonya Kempadoo's Tide Running is effective, beautiful, and
haunting . . . and pulses with a distinctive Caribbean
rhythm.--Glenville Lovell, Washington Post
'With a finely tuned ear for the cadences of the Caribbean . . .. Kempadoo succeeds in turning an unsettling tale into an exploration of the global politics of desire.'--The New Yorker
'A vividly imagined [tale] by this poetically gifted, politically incisive young Caribbean writer.'--Elle magazine