Alwin Bully was born and raised in Dominica. Well known throughout the Caribbean, where he has made a distinguished contribution to the region’s art and culture, in particular as a playwright and theatre director. The Cocoa Dancer and other stories is his first short-story collection.
He was Dominica’s first Chief Cultural Officer (1978-86) before moving to work in Jamaica for UNESCO as the Caribbean’s Cultural Advisor. In 2008, he returned to his birthplace where he is revered for his cultural activism in all its forms.