Dorine O’Garro

Dorine O’Garro was born in Montserrat and migrated to New York City at the age of fifteen.  She attended Washington Irving High School, and Hunter College, where she majored in Spanish and minored in French, and earned her BA and MA degrees.  She also attended the National University of Mexico in Mexico City, for two summer sessions, and L’Université Laval in Quebec City for one summer session.  During the 1970s she spent her summers in Montserrat with her cousin, the late Mrs. Ellie Wade.

Dorine taught Spanish and some French for thirty-two years in New York City beginning in September 1963.  She spent her last eighteen years at Stuyvesant High School and retired on July 10, 1995. Eight days later, on July 18, 1995, she listened to the reports of  volcanic eruptions in Montserrat and decided, then, that she would write about the Montserrat  of her childhood and young adulthood.  Not being a historian, she has chosen the pathway of fiction.

Her literary output includes Montserrat on My Mind (2004), Montserrat in the Heart of the Caribbean, America and England (2006), Miss Tillie (2008), and soon to be released: Maamie and Parpi Daley of Montserrat.

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