The Street Vendor of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

Street vendor - Georgetown 1934Street vendor – Georgetown 1934

The Street Vendor of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

“The “Peanut man” grew his own peanuts downriver from Linden and carried his roasted peanuts in large burlap bags which were quickly sold out. Great conversation and enjoyable peanuts in a paper bag of lasting memories.”

Maze of crowded passageways between crude stalls, hawkers standing in the streets, goods laid out on the sidewalk, is a common sight of downtown Georgetown that extends all over the country. Here Guyanese Creole in all its uninhibited fluency is tossed back and forth between seller and potential customers as all prices are negotiable. Any item that can be carried in a bag is on sale here in the pure spirit entrepreneurship.   [Read more]

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  • Deen  On 11/21/2013 at 3:36 am

    Dmitri, you have the art of recapturing the past, “the way we were,” which arouses rich nostalgia. Yes, the street vendors were and are an integral part of Guyanese life and culture. How can we ever forget the fish and bread ladies at the train stops between Rosignal and Georgetown.
    Thanks for rekindling great memories.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 11/22/2013 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Deen.

  • gloria  On 10/24/2016 at 3:11 pm

    Keep going love your historic information Dmitri

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