Review ofSastra

A love story of rare beauty

“This is a love story of an unusual, even rare beauty. She would be compared to V.S.Naipaul, all brilliant new writers from Trinidad have come to expect that, yet there is no comparison. She has a style that is intensely her own, poetic on one plane and yet intensely practical on the other... Here a sensuous ambience is created without resource to implicit scenes... at the time in which the action takes place, life was very much more circumspect, it would be interesting to read Persaud’s interpretation of a 90’s love story — I am sure that it would be just as delicately written, absorbing and convincing as Sastra."