A recent MA Graduate from the School of Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth has had his book published online. Davis Deen has compiled all his memories of his past, growing up in the 70’s in Trinidad and incorporating poems within the 12 stories.
Davis Deen also known as Coco P – was born in 1970 in Gasparillo, Trinidad. The stories that have been written stem from his time growing up with his Grandmothers’ and Mother, as his Father had passed away in the mid 70’s, but also from his own memories about growing up in Trinidad during the heart of the Black power and revolutionary movement.
Davis won the award of “Best Storyteller” from 1986-1988 in the South Island school’s competition. He also won awards for Best Acting from his school days at Mod Sec, of which he went on to study acting, theatre and stage development after being granted a summer scholarship at the University of the West Indies and working with prolific actors of the 80’s at the time.
Ever since that time, Davis has pursued his career as actor and writer using various stages as a media to express his critical view on Trinidad’s history, society and current events.
As a storyteller, poet and stage entertainer, Davis has established himself within the UK Carnival scene. “Tales of Survival” is his debut work as a published writer, giving tribute to the ancestors of both Indian and African heritage, like his grandmothers, Mama, Nanny, mother Agnes, local storyteller Paapy, Tanti Susie and others.
Davis moved to England by 1993 and pursued a career in mental health and currently is a Psychotherapist specialising in Trauma related care and had since returned to the University of Portsmouth to continue his studies and complete a Masters in Creative Writing in 2013.
You can purchase a copy of his eBook on Amazon for £2.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Survival-Caribbean-Stories-Poems-ebook/dp/B00MPW0U10/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t