Heather Barker

Heather Barker

Born in the UK, Heather Barker writes fiction about girls and women in the Caribbean and the African diaspora while exploring the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. Her short story, African Burial Ground, was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Axe Literary Competition while her collection manuscript, The Plundering, was the top entry in the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (2017). Heather was shortlisted for the 2019 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. She runs a communications consultancy in Barbados.

By Heather Barker