Oscar Ronald Dathorne (1934-2007) was a Guyanese born and bred author who has taught in England, Africa, and the United States. Among others, he has taught at the University of Ibadan and the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, Yale, Howard University, the University of Wisconsin, S.U.N.Y.-Brockport, and the University of the District of Columbia. He helped direct the Black Studies program at the University of Ohio, also directed the program of Caribbean, African, and African-American Studies (C.A.A.S.) at the University of Miami, Florida. Now, he is a professor of English at the University of Kentucky. He has published over one hundred learned articles, short stories, poems, plays, and other items of scholarly work. He also founded and is the director of the Association of Caribbean studies.