"I see myself as a double outsider. In Trinidad I am a white person and in the UK I am a Trinidadian, even though Roffey is a British name and I have British passport. I am born here. So I am a Trini in the UK and here I am a white Trini. I’ve learnt how to sort that and make that work. As a writer it is absolutely fantastic because the more marginalized you are, the more accute your perspective is pulled in and you have to deal with that. You have to deal with being an outsider in both cultures. So for me that works..."
The Trini novelist Monique Roffey gives an insightful, provocative and altogether delightful interview at Spaces Between Words. LISTEN to full interview here.