Poet, writer, teacher, playwright. She was born as Cecile Elise Doreen Burgan on 1 June 1919 in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). She Wrote music and poetry from an early age and In 1942 married Romeo Nobrega. Trained as a teacher and migrated to the UK in 1969. She lived in Stockwell from about 1980 and electoral registers for 2003-2008 show her listed at Flat 23, Lee Samuel House, 10 Nealden Street, London, SW9 9QX. She died, aged 94 years, on 19 November 2013.