LELAWATTEE MANOO-RAHMING was born in Trinidad in 1960. She is married to a Bahamian, and lives in Nassau, The Bahamas. Lelawattee is a poet, fiction and creative non-fiction writer and essayist. She further expresses her creativity and seeks enlightenment through sculpture and drawing. She has won essay and art awards in The Bahamas. Internationally, she has won the David Hough Literary Prize (2001) and the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize (2009) for Short Fiction and was Overall Winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) Short Story Competition 2001. Her first book of poetry, Curry Flavour, was published in 2001 in England. Lelawattee is a practicing Mechanical/ Building Services Engineer and is President and co-owner, with her husband, of a consulting engineering firm in Nassau, The Bahamas. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in many publications: in the Caribbean, the UK, USA and Holland. Lelawattee has participated in workshops directed by well-known writers, presented literary papers and been a Keynote Speaker. She has given poetry performances or been the featured poet in many countries. Her poetry collection, Immortelle and Bhandaara Poems, was a finalist for the International Proverse Prize 2009 and was published by Proverse Hong Kong in March 2011.
BOOK BY LELAWATTEE MANOO-RAHMING PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
Immortelle and Bhandaara Poems
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See review of Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming,
"Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems",
in "The Freeport News" - "Poet launches second book,
nominated for Hong Kong press literary prize":
Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming (Finalist, International Proverse Prize 2009, "Immortelle and Bhandaaraa Poems", Proverse 2011), read with Nicolette Bethel on Friday, 27 April, at the BOCAS Literary Festival 2012 ("The Trinidad and Tobago Literary Festival").
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