Joan Anim-Addo was born in Grenada. She is currently the Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and the Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture within the English and Comparative Literature Department, Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the Chair of the Caribbean Women Writers Alliance (CWWA) and founder-editor of Mango Season, the journal on Caribbean Women's writing. Joan's published writing includes poetry, fiction, drama and history as well as critical writing. Haunted by History is her first collection of poetry. Her libretto, Imoinda, is available in a bilingual edition, English and Italian.