Lakshmi Persaud is a Trinidad-born, British based writer. She is the author of five novels: Butterfly in the Wind (1990), Sastra (1993), For the Love of my Name (1999), Raise the Lanterns High (2004) and, her latest, Daughters of Empire (2012). In 2012, the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) awarded Lakshmi Persaud with a Life Time Literary Award for her significant contribution to the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s Literature as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Trinidad and Tobago. More resources: Click here to buy books by Lakshmi Persaud. Visit her website here. Read Small Axe‘s interview. Read a selection of reviews of her work here. Read a selection of talks on and by Lakshmi Persaud here. Read the Stabroek News‘s review of Daughters of Empire. Read Novel Niche‘s review of Daughters of Empire. Read the Toronto South Asian Review‘s review of Butterfly in the Wind. Watch a clip of Lakshmi Persaud talking to Narrating the Caribbean Nation – Writing About Cultural Issues.