"a writer of genuine poetic beauty"
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'.
*November 2012 - NALIS’ Life Time Literary Award*
For the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Trinidad and Tobago, the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) awarded Lakshmi with a Life Time Literary Award for her significant contribution to the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s Literature.
'Daughters of Empire' is Lakshmi's latest novel. It is a sweeping family saga, across generations and continents, a moving portrayal of migration and the challenges it presents. This is unlike any other novel of the Asian experience in Britain.