About Dasheen Patch Daze:
Dasheen Patch Daze is set in 1970s Trinidad. It tells the story of eleven year old Prem who is embroiled in the cycle of his parents’ tumultuous relationship. His only refuge is with his maternal family where he spends his school holidays basking in the clean fresh air of the South.
Unfortunately, this time the usual excitement is overshadowed by family disagreements. As these spiral out of control, Prem is propelled into a world of deep secrets of the past, leading to uncertainties about his own future. Facing these harrowing challenges, he questions whether peace and unity will ever be restored. Prem realises just how alone he is, as he yearns for a return to normality.
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RD Ramsamooj was born in Trinidad. He migrated to England in the early 90s, where he currently resides with his wife and two children. Through his close ties with his homeland, he was able to create prose reflective of its riveting values, lifestyle, and culture in his debut novel.