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The Works of Camille Hernández-Ramdwar

Palm Trees at Night

Portfolio of Work

From my latest project to my earliest musings - a sample of my work over time and spanning genres.

Suite as Sugar

Rare Machines/Dundurn Press 2023

From Winnipeg winterscapes to Toronto’s condo culture, from Havana’s haunted streets to Trinidad’s calamitous environs, the stories in Suite as Sugar are permeated with the violence of colonial histories, personal and intimate.   The casual brutality of our everyday lives, whether seen through the eyes of a dog or a human, is one of the central threads that ties this collection together.



Beneath the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, 2000

"I wish I could be singular, to settle into one world, reap the benefits of that world and not worry that, at any moment, some other unknown part of me will suddenly re-appear, and re-define me again."

Women at the Beach

Ms. Edge Innate

Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women, 1994

Reclaiming and re-inventing the invariable "miscegenate" of colonized path crossing. This piece has been reprinted in numerous anthologies over the years.


The Elusive and Illusionary: Identifying of Me, Not By Me

Talking About Identity: Encounters in Race, Ethnicity and Language  2001

Pigeonholing. Check a box. Erasure. Denial. Convenience. Assumption. Superficiality. Dissonance. Accusation.


The Evolution of Pescadore

Mercury Retrograde and Other Stories by Women, 1999

Two ex-lovers, two irreconcilable realms, the end of existence as we know it.


About Camille

Camille Hernández-Ramdwar is a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, and transnational writer/scholar. She writes from the perspective of multiplicity and complexity, not a one-size-fits-all nor a “check the box”, exploring themes such as the search for belonging; the collective violences of neocolonialism, poverty and racism/sexism; chaos; injustice; speciesism; and toxic masculinities. The veil between the corporeal and the incorporeal is very thin in her world. She was shortlisted for the Otherwise Award for science fiction or fantasy (formerly known as the James Tiptree, Jr. Award) for “Soma” (in Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction). In addition, Camille has been published in anthologies such as Mercury Retrograde; “…but where are you really from?”; Miscegenation Blues, and Pens of Many Colours 2nd Edition. Her first collection of short stories Suite as Sugar is set to be released by Dundurn Press May 2023. Camille currently divides her time between Toronto and Trinidad & Tobago.

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