The Guyana Story – From Earliest Times to Independence by Odeen Ishmael

The Guyana Story – From Earliest Times to Independence by Odeen Ishmael

Picture3 Author Odeen Ishmael Pens Guyana History and its Rich Heritage

New book follows the Guyana history from the period of European colonization to its attainment of independence

By knowing about the past, people will be in a better position to understand and appreciate the present. Author Odeen Ishmael presents the progression of Guyana history and development through his valuable publication, The Guyana Story. It features the earliest times to Independence, tracing the country’s history from thousands of years ago when the first Amerindian groups began their settlement in the Guyana territory.

The book examines the period of early European exploration leading to Dutch colonization and the forcible introduction of African slaves to work on cotton and sugar plantations. It also scrutinizes the effects of European wars, and the final ceding of the territory to the British who ruled it as their colony until they finally granted it independence in 1966.   [New Book- The Guyana Story – Odeen Ishmael]

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  • patricia (@lostsheepfl)  On 03/13/2013 at 3:13 pm

    i would love to read your book to see and understand how much i might have miss as a child when i was growing up where is your book sold send and let me know

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 03/14/2013 at 8:14 am

    Any book published by Guyanese on the country named Guyana, would make some of us happy as we imbibe the history of our past,present and future. I recently came across a book at the Piarco Int Airport book stand entitled” The Challenges of Public Health in the 21st Century. and I was really taken aback by the historical and Political content of the book, authored by one Dr. Balkaran Shivnauth,MD.MPH, a Kellogg Fellow. I too will like to know where the book is available.

  • kamptan  On 03/15/2013 at 7:59 am

    I echo your interest….anything written by guyanese is a must read for me.
    will check google amazon to see if it is available.

    kamptan…hey my primary and formal education was spent reading “colonial
    history” with a “european” spin….part of my religious/political/economic doctrination….I was from the 1944 baby boom…h a ha loooong time ago !!

  • kamptan  On 03/15/2013 at 10:16 am

    cyril patricia
    check out google amazon book available about 17USD
    a bit pricy but second hand about half that…in UK I can order over internet
    and have it tommorrow to my house….thats how competitive UK s retailers
    have become….most of the book shops on the high street are disappearing….

    thats reality…lets hope the shops sell more “locally manufactured products”
    in the future….avoiding distribution costs…the way forward…in this “fast track” world…..

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 01/06/2014 at 1:09 am

    the book Challenges of Public Health in the 21st Century can be made available by the Publisher at

  • de castro  On 01/06/2014 at 4:03 am

    How time flies….my last entry was march 15 2013…then yours Jan 6 2014.

    Appi appi 2014 brother…may all your dreams become reality


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