Madeline Coopsammy

Madeline Coopsammy was born in Trinidad when it was still a British colony, and emigrated to Canada in 1968. She has published short fiction and poetry, and a full-length poetry collection called Prairie Journey. She has now released a novel for young adult readers. The Old Songs takes us into the tangled intersections of race, class, and gender as old hierarchies are upended and new ones established when her Caribbean island home asserts its independence. Madeline Coopsammy is a regular book reviewer for the Winnipeg Free Press, Prairie Fire, and the Indo-Canadian Telegram. Currently retired from teaching, she is enjoying writing, reading, international gourmet cooking, entertaining, and her three grandchildren