PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
  • Boston University (MA, Creative Writing and Translation)
  • University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (M.Ed., Curriculum Development - Teaching of English)
  • University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus (MA, English Literature)
  • CAREER:                                 Maharaj became a journalist with a local daily newspaper in Trinidad at the young age of 16, and went on to become the editor of its Sunday edition. She worked as a public relations officer at the University of the West Indies while, at the same time, coproducing a successful series on Trinidad television. She left Trinidad in the late-1980s and began writing fiction. She worked as a editor of an international women's magazine in Rome, Italy, and later worked in Hong Kong. In 1990, she settled in Amsterdam, Holland, where she continued her writing career. Maharaj wrote the following books:
    • The Game of the Rose: The Third World in the Global Flower Trade
    • Like Heaven
    • The Queen of Coconut Chutney
    • Dance of the Lotus
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit