Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Roy Brummell is a man of many parts. He is a writer, teacher, folklorist and artist and if he is the mood he can even paint a house with many beautiful colors.

Roy was born at Dartmouth Village in the Essequibo coast of Guyana and he went to school there. His mom Burley and his dad Joel Headley Brummell worked hard to provide for and to educate the family. Roy attended St. Barnabas and Darmouth Government Schools. He said that his teachers played an important role in his life. Sidney Williams, the sports teacher, lived across the street and he would encourage Roy to take an active role in sports. Cyril Sewsankar was the reading teacher and he would send across reading materials that included magazines and newspapers and the Reader’s Digest. 

Roy graduated from high school and he wanted to get a job on the Essequibo but there were no vacancies in the local schools. He then applied to an Adventist School in Waramadong in the Mazaruni River. The year was 1968 and he found the interior to be beautiful and inspirational. Roy also became acquainted with the Amerindian concept of space and time and the kindness of the community.  After a brief stint at Waramadong he returned to Dartmouth and began writing stories.

[Read more: Roy Brummell – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine ]

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  • Mike Charles  On 03/30/2015 at 3:47 am

    My teacher Mr. Roy Brummel is one of the humblest people I have ever met. He was my art teacher at Covent Garden Secondary in the 70’s. His ideas in the Arts were so advanced that some of them were indelible. He was an inspirational Teacher and was way ahead of his time in his teachings. I always expected greatness from him.

    Mr. Roy Brummel is a remarkable Guyanese!

    Blessings to himself and family.


    Mike Charles M.S
    Documentary Producer

  • de castro  On 03/30/2015 at 5:59 am

    Inspirational read on the excellence of Guyana educators.
    Culturally Guyanese are some of the most diverse on the planet.
    To highlight their achievements will encourage others to follow
    in their footsteps.
    Congrats and thanks


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