Guyana: My problem with Indian academics writing about African Guyanese – Freddie Kissoon

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  • Lionel McCalman  On 02/27/2019 at 4:41 am

    A strong rational piece, with emphasis on the facts.
    Good work.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On 02/28/2019 at 12:14 pm

    Time and time again, this under-qualified UG lecturer, Kissoon, targets Indians as the only racists and tribalists in Guyana. The other side is always the victim and sin-less.
    I will disprove this myth in my upcoming book when I take an incisive look at another similar anti-Hindu/Indian academic, Prof. Clem Seecharan’s, “distinguished lecture” in the following.


    • Tata  On 03/03/2019 at 12:08 pm

      How about giving your book title “The World According To VNM”.

      • Emanuel  On 03/03/2019 at 1:47 pm

        Tata- The India centric V-man has been writing and referring to his op-ed to a Mr Clem Seecharran for a very very long time. The question is, who cares? I for one will not read his rebuttal to Seecharran even if it’s free.

  • Tata  On 03/03/2019 at 6:56 pm


    Unfortunately, those UG and where -ever else university educated Guyanese of African heritage, would rather fight among themselves and criticize those who try to something for the good of the country. Sadly, those whose voices could make a difference have silently stood by, allowing this circus of “so called-Indian intellectuals” to masquerade as concerned citizens but with a political and literary ambition to unleash their unchecked bigotry.

    In the March 7th, 2019 Kaieteurnews, G.H.K. Lall’s letters to the Editor, THERE IS NO MOVE TO END ETHNIC INSECURITY, reads more like a SATIRIC CRITIC of Shakespearean era. Quite frankly, this man’s political ambition speaks volumes so no one should be fooled by his unsolicited advice. He gives the impression of being an arbitrator and a mediator, all the while throwing a monkey wrench into into the discussion. This “sad sack” is the boy who cried wolf. He sets fires that burn buildings and destroy lives. But, he is not alone. They try their hardest to manipulate the truth about Guyana’s wealth imbalance but just remember,if everyone becomes a doctor or lawyer, then who will be the patient or thief.

    So when Lall talked about the unbridled, unwise and the intemperate, he is not passing judgment on a PEOPLE that don’t have the hair texture as his? Is this not the bigotry he embodies.
    But is this not a conversation that’s DELIBERATELY written to further isolate and stigmatized a unique race of PEOPLE, whom for decades has been marginalized because of the origin of their fore parents?

  • Tata  On 03/04/2019 at 12:37 pm

    My analysis of G.H.K. Lall’s commentary on the unbraided, unwise and intemperate should have read, “he is passing judgment on a People who don’t have the hair texture as his”. Then again, WHY is there so much hysteria and interest around the Black race? The White man, the Asian, the “Portuguese”, the Latinos and all Else, WHY! WHY! WHY! Is it the fear of your DNA? I did mine. Should you not too?

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