"Ruins of Absence sheds more light on this country's [Trinidad's] Amerindian history than any other work I have come across." The Caribbean Review of Books

 "This is fascinating, well-researched, and properly historicized ethnography." New West Indian Guide

 …a sustained political economy of indigeneity… Social Anthropology

 …a deeply rewarding fieldwork study of the Caribs of Arima, carefully researched, well informed, and written with intelligence and sensitivity. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute