Book Review: Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from:  Three Worlds One Vision
Epiphanies from Under The Tamarind Tree by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from Anything is Possible!:

Click to visit the original postAt first I didn’t think I had much in common with Richard Cheong, the main character in Under the Tamarind Tree.  His story is set  in the country of Guiana during the 1950s and 60s during a time of political and personal danger which I have never experienced.  Richard’s father was Chinese and his mother was from India. His dream is to have a big chicken farm.

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  • brandli62  On 03/15/2020 at 2:37 pm

    I bought the book. With the coronavirus lock down in Switzerland, I should find ample time for reading! I hope all readers of the blog will remain healthy and safe.

    • wally n  On 03/15/2020 at 3:40 pm

      Question you don’t have to answer. Were you born in Switzerland? In any case stay well too

      • brandli62  On 03/15/2020 at 3:46 pm

        I was born in Switzerland to a Guyanese mother and a Swiss father. As a child I spent a year in Guyana and I have been back on a regular basis as I have family there. I live in Switzerland and Germany.

    • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 03/15/2020 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks, Brandli! Hope you enjoy the read 🙂

  • wally n  On 03/15/2020 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks….just curious…spent three years in Germany. marine engineering…many many years ago…things have changed thanks again

  • brandli62  On 03/15/2020 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Marine engineering! I guess you were living in Northern Germany either Bremen, Hamburg, Kiel or Lübeck. Correct? I teach at the University of Munich, in the deep south of Germany. There are not many Guyanese in Switzerland. I just know one more, who happens to live in the very same community outside of Zurich like my family does. Small world!

  • wally n  On 03/15/2020 at 5:12 pm

    Language in Stuttgart. rest of time Kiel…. my wife has forbidden me to say anymore (kiddin) stay well

    • brandli62  On 03/15/2020 at 5:20 pm

      Kiel was a good guess. Where do you reside know? Are you back in Guyana?

  • wally n  On 03/15/2020 at 5:26 pm

    TORONTO….. but I still have fond memories of Guyana my (recently departed) friend told me I am living in the pass he was of course right.

    • brandli62  On 03/15/2020 at 6:16 pm

      There is nothing bad having good memories of your childhood in Guyana! My mother was full of wonderful stories of Guyana in the 1940s and 1950s!

  • wally n  On 03/15/2020 at 6:50 pm


  • mudhead2  On 03/16/2020 at 6:14 am

    I grew up in Guyana in the 40/50’s and remember those well. I shall read the book then pass comment. Those days are gone and with them many people I knew. MCH

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