Writer Rosaliene Bacchus is the former sole-proprietor of RB International Trade
Services (2007-2010). She initiated the US-Brazil Trade Assist Desk with the mission
Rosaliene was born in Georgetown, Republic of Guyana - a member state of the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and South America's only English-speaking nation.
Graduating as a geographer from the University of Guyana, she started her
professional life as a high school geography and art teacher. When she moved to the
business sector, her experience in the Foreign Trade Department of a British
international bank introduced her to international trade documents and foreign trade
When Rosaliene migrated to Northeast Brazil in 1987, her fluency in English was the
stepping-stone to a new career in international trade. As an import-export manager,
she worked with clients in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Norway, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Rosaliene relocated to the United States in 2003 and currently resides in Los
Angeles, California. Today, she focuses on her writing projects. She has six short
stories published in the Guyana Journal Magazine (New York/USA). The story of her
life in Brazil, titled "From Calypso to Samba," is included in Cane Rovers: Stories of
the Chinese-Guyanese Diaspora (Canada, 2012) by Guyanese-Canadian Trev Sue-
A-Quan. (Rosaliene's paternal grandfather was a Chinese immigrant to what was
then the colony of British Guiana.)
Published in August 2019, her novel, Under the Tamarind Tree, about a son forced
to suffer for the sins of his unfaithful father, was shortlisted for the Dundee
International Book Prize 2014. Her second novel, The Twisted Circle, the story of a
young nun's journey to self-determination in a patriarchal world, is scheduled for
publication in 2021.
Through her blog, Three Worlds One Vision: Guyana - Brazil - USA, Rosaliene
connects with readers in the Guyana Diaspora, the USA, and across the globe.
Rosaliene is a Charter member of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
You can contact Rosaliene via e-mail at adminatrosalienebacchusdotcom or through
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