Books by Oonya Kempadoo

ALL DECENT ANIMALS by Oonya Kempadoo
Released: May 1, 2013

"Kempadoo's sensuous language and tangled storytelling veer between hypnotic and incomprehensible."
Guyanese-British Kempadoo's third novel (Tide Running, 2003, etc.) again takes on the socioeconomic complexity of the Caribbean, this time in Trinidad as a multiracial group cares for a friend dying of AIDS. Read full book review >
TIDE RUNNING by Oonya Kempadoo
Released: May 1, 2003

"Kempadoo charms and entices, but his intriguing narrative is not fully sustained."
An impulsive and inchoate sexual ménage embodies the incompatibility of contrasting classes—in a relentlessly lush second novel from the Guyanese-British author (Buxton Spice, 1999). Read full book review >
BUXTON SPICE by Oonya Kempadoo
Released: May 1, 1999

"A fine, strong, and original voice, but the story seems more like a preliminary sketch than a full-fledged novel."
Lyrically written but underplotted debut, by a Britisher of Guyanese descent, in which a young woman's growing sexuality parallels the deteriorating political situation in her native town. Read full book review >