Maria del Pilar Kaladeen was born and lives in London.
She is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London working on the system of indenture in Guyana and its representation in literature. She is the co-editor of We Mark Your Memory the first international anthology on the system of indenture in the British Empire. Her life-writing has been published in Wasafiri and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff’s anthology Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, which was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize in 2019. Maria’s next book, The Other Windrush, is an edited collection of life writing about the experiences of Chinese- and Indian-Caribbean Windrush era migrants to the UK. It will be published by Pluto Press in June 2021