Brown Girl in the Room
Brown Girl in the Room

Brown Girl in the Room


272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781988040332

Rights: WOR

Tightrope Books (Nov 2017)
Tightrope Books, Inc.

Price: $16.95


Sara Ramnarine is just starting out her career in Toronto, a city that is touted as one of the most cosmopolitan in the world with its motto, “Diversity is our Strength.” As a smart, driven, educated, contemporary woman, Sara assumes her rise up the corporate ladder will be seamless. But she soon discovers that the workplace is full of pitfalls and obstructions, including discrimination and racism. Eventually, Sara is forced to make a critical decision that affects her career and state of mind, risking her reputation for years to come.


"Ramsingh creates a mostly believable, true-to-life workplace filled with conflicting egos and low-key racism that's as damaging as anything overt. The book's message is strong . . . a worthwhile story." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Since she was acclaimed by her Grade 5 teacher for her story writing skills, Priya Ramsingh has recognized her calling as a writer. An English graduate from Carleton University, Priya spent 22 years in communications, with nine as a freelance writer. Brown Girl in the Room is her first novel.