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Naugatuck Valley Community College where Oonya Kempadoo received an honorary Associate in Arts degree.
Oonya Kempadoo, author of All Decent Animals, in conversation with one of the audience members at her fiction session.
NVCC's Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree.
Oonya Kempadoo, Ifeona Fulani and Nelly Rosario at the 37th Annual West Indian Literature Conference.
Oonya Kempadoo at the West Indian Literature conference at the University of Miami.
(Lula grows up in a racially mixed family in the peaceful ...)
Lula grows up in a racially mixed family in the peaceful village of Tamarind Grove, Guyana, during the 1970s, until the repressive regime of Guyana's dictator spreads its tentacles into the town as tensions among the villagers begin to fester.
(Oonya Kempadoo's second novel compellingly brings to life...)
Oonya Kempadoo's second novel compellingly brings to life the characters of the contemporary Caribbean and captures the predicament of a young society looking to America for its fantasies and its heroes. Kempadoo's language is utterly captivating, making her one of the most original writers of contemporary fiction.
(All Decent Animals is a forthright inquiry into the compl...)
All Decent Animals is a forthright inquiry into the complexity of character, social issues, and island society, with all the island's humor, mysticism, and tragedy.
Oonya Kempadoo was brought up in Guyana from the age of five. She has studied art in Amsterdam and in 2014 she received an honorary Associate in Arts degree at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Oonya Kempadoo started her career as a writer in 1998 when she published her first novel Buxton Spice. Her second book, Tide Running, was published in 2001. In 2013, she published her third book All Decent Animals. She has also contributed to collections, anthologies and journals such as Trinidad Noir, Akashic Books, 2008; Caribbean Dispatches – Beyond the Tourist Dream, Macmillan 2006; The Bomb, literary magazine.
Kempadoo is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Creative Writing instructor for the academic year 2013-2014, with two community colleges in Connecticut. She is an advisor to Caribbean literacy dedicated non-profit, Hands Across the Sea and co-founder of the Grenada Community Library & Resource Center.
Now she lives in St. George's, Grenada.
Oonya Kempadoo married to a man named Lucian in 1987. The marriage produced a son. Oonya and Lucian divorced in 1991. Later she got married again.