Paloma Mohamed was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She was educated at the University of Guyana, Harvard University and the University of the West Indies. She is currently completing a Ph.D. She is an essayist and a prize winning playwright and director. She has won the coveted Guyana Prize for literature on two ocassions. Paloma Mohamed has taught drama in Guyana and is one of the drafters of the current drama curriculm in that country.