Guyana’s Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015

Eusi Kwayana will be 90 on April 4, 2015  – (see note at end of this entry)

eusi Kwayana -in 2014

eusi Kwayana -in 2014 at the Walter Rodney Inquiry

The following links were compiled by the St Stanislaus College Blog

 Eusi Kwayana, formerly Sydney King (born 4 April 1925),[1] is a Guyanese politician. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953, he was detained by the British Army in 1954. Later he left the PPP to form ASCRIA (African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief flirtation with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).

Biography  – From He was born in Lusignan, Guyana, and his family moved to Buxton when he was aged seven. He became a primary school teacher at the age of 15. In 1956 he founded and became principal of County High School, later renamed Republic Cooperative High School, in Buxton.[2]    During the 1940s he began to be politically active at the village level. Around 1947 (at that time known as Sydney King), he became a member of a small group of politicians, led by Cheddi Jagan, who formed the People’s Progressive Party. After the PPP won in Guyana’s first election under universal adult suffrage, Kwayana became Minister of Communication and Works.[3]    After the British government suspended the constitution and threw the PPP out of office, in October, 1953, Kwayana and others were political detainees for fear that they would cause civil unrest. He was an executive member of both the PPP and subsequently the (PNC). Kwayana co-founded the African Society for Racial Equality (ASRE), and later, the African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa (ASCRIA) which in 1974 became part of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). He was a member of the WPA’s collective leadership and worked closely with the late Walter Rodney.[3] He is the author of several books, including Next Witness, The Bauxite Strike and the Old Politics, Scars of Bondage, Guyana: No Guilty Race, Buxton in Print and Memory, Morning After, Genesis of a Nation: The Indo-Guyanese Contribution to Social Change (in Guyana) and Walter Rodney: His Last Days and Campaigns. Kwayana also wrote the lyrics of the party songs of Guyana’s three leading policial parties, the PPP, PNC and WPA.[2][3][4] References


The Village Politician

Guyana Chronicle

Stabroek News Freddie Kissoon

Joey Jagan

Vic Puran

Selochan Beharry

Sultan Mohamed

The Bauxite Struggle and Old Politics

Silence is not a choice

No Guilty Race


Jagan and Burnham

Ravi Dev

The Masterminds that made Buxton-Friendship a Human Wasteland

The New Buxton Movers and Shakers

African Religious Survivals in Guyana Books

Letter to Brazil

Videos  Walter Rodney Discussion

The Seven Hermitic Principles

Haiti and the Caribbean

Walter Rodney: His Last Days and Campaigns

Buxton honours Eusi Kwayana Interview (23rd Sept. 2012) (2004)


Guyanese Online: Re Eusi Kwayana’s 90th Birthday….

As friends of Brother Eusi, we are asking you to join us in recognizing his 90th milestone, by sending him a financial gift (if possible) along with your Greetings. All contributions would be gratefully accepted and we will ask Brother Eusi Kwayana to acknowledge all gifts.  Gifts should be made payable to Tchaiko Kwayana and mailed to: E-mail:  Mailing address below:

  • Tchaiko Kwayana
  • P.O. Box 2966 
  • National City, CA
  • 91951-2966

Thank you!

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  • Chill  On 03/25/2015 at 2:31 pm

    Eusi is a man of integrity, despite of what his foes fabricated A blessed ninety celebration.Many more in excellent health and wisdom.

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