Framed by the Yoruba belief system, the novel dances between the real-life drama that unfolds between Crystal and Donald and the spiritual fantasy world of the Orishas, where every human act has a spiritual ramification. Moving between California, Africa and the Caribbean, Painting Away Regrets is a compelling story of love, betrayal, madness and reconciliation.
“Solid, visceral, important... written with integrity and love.”
Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
Opal Palmer Adisa was born in Jamaica, but has lived and worked in the US for almost forty years. She won a Pushcart Prize in 1987 for her short story ‘Duppy Get Her’. She is the author of twelve books, including the poetry collections Caribbean Passion (2004) and I Name Me Name (2008), and the short-story collection Until Judgment Comes (2007); all three are published by Peepal Tree. More recently she co-edited the anthology Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose and Essays with Donna Weir-Soley (Peepal Tree, 2010). She has taught at several universities including Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. She is currently the editor of the Caribbean Writer.