Lucinda Roy (979 words)

Born in Battersea, London, in 1955 to Maroon Jamaican artist, sculptor and writer, Namba Roy (1910-1961), and Yvonne Roy, née Shelley, an English actress, Lucinda Roy is an accomplished poet, novelist and Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, VA, United States. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Wailing the Dead to Sleep (1988) and The Humming Birds (1995), which won The Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, two short stories, “Seeing Things in the Dark” (1999) and “Effigies” (2006), and two novels, Lady Moses: A Novel (1998) and The Hotel Alleluia (2000). Her most recent effort is a non-fiction memoir-critique, No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech (…

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Laursen, Ole Birk. "Lucinda Roy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 May 2010
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  1. African American Fiction
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