"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