"a writer of genuine poetic beauty"
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Lakshmi Persaud

Lakshmi Persaud is the highly acclaimed author of 'Daughters of Empire', 'Raise the Lanterns High', 'For the Love of my Name', 'Sastra' & 'Butterfly in the Wind'.

**October 2013 - Honorary Degree** [UWI News Release]
The University of the West Indies awarded Lakshmi an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Letters - DLitt) on 26th October 2013. [Lakshmi's acceptance address]

'Daughters of Empire' is Lakshmi's latest novel. It is a sweeping family saga, a moving portrayal of migration and the challenges it presents. This is unlike any other novel of the Asian experience in Britain. Available to order now from [Peepal Tree Press], [Amazon.co.uk] and [Amazon.com].

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