Miranda Dookran, is a professional with work experience in addiction counselling, victim and witness support, skills training, teaching, sports administration and events management. She is a lover of poetry and prose and during the lockdown completed a children’s story which pays tribute to her father.
Dookran, a parishioner of Holy Trinity RC Arouca published Bobby and the Beehive this year. It is a tribute to her much-loved father Arjoon ‘Bobby’ Dookran. She said, the book idea was previously conceptualised as a poem entitled, ‘Daddy’s Beehive’ that she wrote in 2017 about her deceased father’s beehive. “While I was editing my collection for ‘Breeze of hope’ in 2018, my editor pointed out to me that it would make an excellent children’s story”. From midnight March 29 to May when some restrictions were eased, but there was a lockdown on non-essential activities, Dookran used this period to write her story.
In the book’s acknowledgement, Dookran states she wanted to tell his story “in a fun and exciting way”. Her father was a beekeeper for many years and had an apiary in the Caura Valley.