Category Archives: Guyanese Books

GUYANA SPEAKS: Bourda Bazaar : London UK: 10 December 2022

GUYANA SPEAKS- BOURA BAZAAR

With the holiday season just around the corner, Guyana SPEAKS will be hosting our annual BOURDA BAZAAR!  As usual our stallholders and special guests will be celebrating all things Guyanese.  If you’re looking for Guyanese food, drink or produce including cassareep, look no further! 

If you’re looking for entertainment, look out for the KweKwe group – they’re scheduled to appear between 2.15pm and 2.30pm (for 20 minutes).  If you’re hoping to purchase gifts, look out for the book stalls and much much more!  There will also be a raffle with wonderful prizes to win.  

GUYANA: Poetry Recital: Martin Carter’s Poems – “Jail Me Quickly” – June 7. 2022 @11.00 AM Guyana

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You are warmly invited to our annual commemoration of the birth of
Martin Carter. This year we will feature a short sequence of poems
published in New World Magazine in 1964, entitled Jail Me Quickly.

The sequence is as follows:
Black Friday1962 (‘were some who ran one way…’)
After One Year (‘So jail me quickly, clang the illiterate door…’)
What Can a Man Do More (‘How utter truth when falsehood is the truth?’)
Where are Free Men? (‘O we have endured such absurd times’)
Childhood of a Voice (‘Imagine it, the childhood of a voice…’)

The recital has been pre-recorded and lasts half an hour. It will air on YouTube at the time stated and be available to view at any point after that.
Dr Gemma Robinson provides an introduction to the collection and insights into each individual poem.
Readers are Konyo Addo, Jasper Adams, Stephanie Bowry, Stanley Greaves and Lloyd Marshall.

Moray House Trust has spent a decade working to promote Guyanese culture and public discourse. We believe that a culture thrives and
develops where ideas circulate and are robustly debated and interrogated.

Event:         Poetry Recital
Title:            Jail Me Quickly
Date:           Tuesday 7th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana
YouTube:    https://youtu.be/T7GjxmpWaDk

Regards,
Moray House Trust

BOOK: GUYANA: Scaling New Heights: 2022 Pakaraima Writers Anthology

Scaling New Heights: 2022 Pakaraima Writers Anthology

Hardcover – April 20 2022 – by Ken Puddicombe  (Author)

In this, their first collection, Pakaraima Writers have produced a vast array of poems and short pieces, by poets, short story writers and novelists, some already published in prior journals, some relatively new, all engaging enough to hold the reader spellbound.

There are pieces that remind us of our Guyanese Heritage from poets in poems like Trails of Treasures by Janet NaiduGuyana’s Seawall by James Richmond, The Petal Shivers by Ian McDonald, and the folksy Faaty-Leven by Petamber Persaud, Hard Ears Pickney by Shabeena Ramjohn, along with Granny Gone by Ray Williams and I Am Who I Am by Ken Puddicombe.          Continue reading

BOOK: GUYANA: Bush Flying: A Pilot’s Nightmare – By Dave Rohee

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 By Dave Rohee (Author) – INFO +ORDER HERE – AmazonBooks

 Kindle Edition – $4.40 Read with Our Free App — Paperback –$8.81
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THIS IS A TRUE AVIATION CHRONICLE AND ALMOST AN AIRCRAFT TRAGEDY, BARELY AVOIDED THROUGH A SERIES OF CHALLENGES TRIGGERED BY BAD WEATHER.
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The story is written by the pilot who survived this ordeal and lived to tell the tale. The location is the heavily forested Western region of Guyana, (originally British Guiana), and based on the gold mining that was such an essential part of life in the early 1950s and ’60s.    Continue reading

BOOK: Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir – by Percy Haynes (Author)

Beyond Bourda Green Memoir

Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir – Kindle Edition

Born in a tenement yard in the British colony of Guiana (now Guyana) on the shoulder of South America, Percy Haynes, in Beyond Bourda Green, writes about the changes in his homeland and people during the transition to an independent nation. His multi-faceted career as Journalist, Communications Expert, University Lecturer and Foreign Service Officer enables him to tell a fascinating story about his childhood memories, his experiences in finding his place in the world and the birth pangs of the new nation.          Continue reading

BOOK: The MOVE: The Diary of a 12-year-old Girl from Brooklyn – ZOOM at 4:30 pm EST – Saturday, May 7th 2022.

The MOVE: The Diary of a 12-year-old Girl from Brooklyn

Published by KOMAKA TREE BOOKS). 82 pages

Purchase from: Amazon Paperback – Look Inside:  << Click

Lynette deals with big life changing events such as death, divorce, and changes itself! A lot of times adults believe they are shielding these difficulties from youth and children!. However, they see and hear these issues! A great lesson that we can learn from Lynette is that service helps to build up a network of support systems and can heal us. Focusing on and caring for others heals our inner troubles……Fern Havea

Conversations With the Author:

Let’s celebrate the accomplishment of a rising literary star — Ms. Lael Wills our 12-year-old author. Join us on ZOOM at 4:30 pm EST – Saturday, May 7th 2022. Bring children and families!

ZOOM LINK: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/j/92805573797

This event is hosted by Dr. Pauline Baird (of Wah Dih Story Seh and Komaka Tree Books and BOOK IT: A Literary Event).

Thanks for joining.

Pauline Baird (Ph.D.) 

BOOK: Vista of My Memories…. in Guyana – by Mushtaq A. Khan

Vista of My Memories  by Mushtaq A. Khan (Author) 

AMAZON BOOKS – – Paperback –  $25.99 – February 21, 2022 << click

Vista of my Memories is an autobiographical journey, which presents selective personal experiences in Guyana. The experiences that are selected for this memoir are reflective samples of experiences that resonated with me in my journey through the corridors of the institutions of race, religion, and class, in the various communities where I lived and worked, and in whose affairs I participated actively.

Those communities included Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city, which was once labelled “The Garden City of The Caribbean;” Linden, “The Seat of Guyana’s Proletariat;” Essequibo, the “Cinderella County;” and Berbice, “The Ancient County.” Of the 47-year time frame of this narrative, an accumulation of 32 years was spent in Georgetown, 9 in Linden, 4 in Berbice, 1 in Essequibo and 1 year abroad, in Italy, pursuing postgraduate studies.        Continue reading

GUYANA SPEAKS: Part 1 -Roy Heaths ‘The-Murderer’; Part 2 -The life of Alice B Singh – 24th April 2022

Please register to join us for this Guyana SPEAKS event on Sunday, 24th April 2022 at 3pm UK time / 10am EST and GYT. 
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If for any reason you experience difficulties with the eventbrite link, please let me know and I’ll forward the zoom link directly to you.
I look forward to seeing you online and thank you for your continued support!
All the best,
Juanita

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BOOK: GUYANA: Oil Dorado: Guyana’s Black Gold – by John Mair (Author)

Oil Dorado: Guyana’s Black Gold — Paperback – January 24, 2022

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This book is a third and much expanded edition of the version published in March 2019. These books are always acorns that become oak trees through team enterprise. The original book was John Mair’s idea just five weeks before publication. It derived from an interview session he and Sally Gibson conducted with Dr Mark Bynoe, of the Guyana Department of Energy, in January 2019 by Skype from Georgetown to London. Thanks to him and to the then-high commissioner, Hamley Case, for facilitating that event.

The idea became reality through the authors who have written and delivered to a very tight deadline for no fee. Sometimes thrice. We are eternally grateful to them.            Continue reading

BOOK Launch: OIL DORADO – Guyana’s Black Gold – Tuesday February 01, 2022 19.00 GMT – VIRTUAL EVENT

BOOK Launch: OIL DORADO – Guyana’s Black Gold – Tuesday February 1. 2022 19.00 GMT

With Contributors from the USA, Canada and the UK. – VIRTUAL EVENT

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