Born in Trinidad in 1960, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming now lives in Nassau, The Bahamas, where she is a practicing Mechanical/Building Services Engineer.
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An artist, poet, fiction and creative non-fiction writer and essayist, her poetry and stories have appeared in numerous publications in The Bahamas, the Caribbean, USA and Europe.
She has won poetry, essay and art awards in the
Bahamas. Internationally, she has won the David Hough Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer (2001) and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association 2001 Short
Story Competition. Her first book of poetry, Curry Flavour , was published in 2000 by Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, England.