Category Archives: Guyanese Books

BOOK: Mohandas K. Gandhi: Thoughts, Words, Deeds – By  Ramnarine Sahadeo (Author)

BOOK:Mohandas K. Gandhi: Thoughts, Words, Deeds: His Source of Inspiration: Bhagavad – Gita 

By: by Ramnarine Sahadeo (Author)

This book is put together in appreciation of one of the greatest souls of the 20th century. If mankind is to change its current destructive direction Gandhi’s message must remain a source of hope and inspiration if we are to survive as a species.

Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi (Mahatma) thoughts, words and deeds empowered him with unimaginable influence that he used to make an indelible mark on world history. He was a spiritual leader with no political office but exercised more power than those in positions of authority because he was a visionary with an indomitable will and a potent force dedicated to social and political reform.              Continue reading

BOOK: A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)

A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar  – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)Paperback – July 27, 2018 

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Nowrang Persaud was born in 1937 at Number 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana). A year earlier, an eighteen year-old named Cheddi Jagan, from a nearby sugar plantation, left the colony to pursue studies in dentistry in the United States of America (USA). By the time Jagan returned to Guyana in late 1943, Nowrang and his siblings were living with their mother, step-father, and several step siblings in a one-bedroom logie at Blairmont Estate.

About living in a logie, Nowrang writes “In common with all other sugar estates, living conditions in the Blairmont Estate in which I grew up as a boy were dangerously unhealthy, unkempt and atrocious.        Continue reading

Book Signing: By Dr. Frank Douglas – Guyana Consulate NY – August 15, 2019

Book By Dr. Frank L Douglas: “Defining Moments of a Black Man from a Black Stream”

Presented by the Cambridge Academy Alumni Association International

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QC Alumni Literary Event – Toronto – Dave Rohee’s Book: “Kidnapped” – July 14, 2019

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BOOK: “A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” – By Eusi Kwayana

“A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” 

Eusi Kwayana: “A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective” is now available for order on Amazon Books, both in the e-book format and in paperback ($10.00 eBook; $19.95).

The 1978 Jonestown fiasco in Guyana is considered the greatest peacetime horror ever. Almost all of the 918 lives lost were Americans. Prime Minister Forbes Burnham called it “an American problem.” All the books on the subject are written by people from outside. This is the first by residents of the host country.

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New Book: The Wisdom of Rain – By Eleanor P. Sam

The Wisdom of Rain – By Eleanor P. Sam

The Wisdom of Rain
March 23, 2019 -Fiction

On her thirteenth birthday, Mariama leans against her favourite baobab tree and daydreams, thrilled that the time has finally come for her Sande ceremony, when she will officially pass into womanhood. But then, rough hands tear her from her daydreams and violently toss her into a nightmare reality.

She is forced onto the SS Archery, a slave ship that steals her from her home in West Africa and delivers her to the British colony of Demerary on the northern coast of South America.        Continue reading

New Book: “Guyanese Canadian kidnapped in China” – By Dave Rohee

“Guyanese Canadian kidnapped in China” – By Dave Rohee

Kidnapped is the true story of an international kidnapping event that took place in China in 2001. This terrifying incident happened to a Canadian businessman trying to develop an aviation business in a foreign country. Unknown to him at the time, the country he chose was considered the worse place for a foreigner to try and start a business.

This story is the hair-raising account of the kidnapping and its eventual outcome. There were several international law enforcement agencies involved with tracking down the perpetrators. These agencies worked diligently to find the criminals responsible for this kidnapping in an effort to apprehend them.    Continue reading

“DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH GUYANA RADIO” – By Bernard Heydorn

“DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH GUYANA RADIO” – By Bernard Heydorn

Broadcasting House, Georgetown, British Guiana 1964

Caribbean radio has a long, illustrious history. In the days before television, videos and the like, radio was the people’s main source of news and entertainment. Guyana had its first radio station, ZFY on the air as early as 1935, even before the CBC in Canada in 1936, and not long after the BBC in England, 1922.

ZFY was accompanied by stations VB3BG and VP3MR, followed by Radio Demerara in the 1940s and BGBS in the 1950s. Incidentally, ZFY, which was located by the Main Post Office in Georgetown, burned to the ground in the great fire of February 1945, the week when I was born.  Continue reading

New Book – Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism- By Ramesh Gampat

Gampat, Ramesh. 2015. Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism.  Explorations and Reflections of on Indian Guyanese Hindu.  Xlibris: Bloomingdale, Indiana.

“The share of Hindus in Guyana’s Indian population declined from 83.5 percent in 1880 to 62.8 percent in 2012.  Yet even a casual observer would conclude that Guyanese Hindus, at home and in the Diaspora, are a very religious people.  Many of us do a jhandi or havan once annually; others do the more elaborate and costlier yajña, where everyone is welcome, once or twice in their lifetime.  Most of us do a short daily puja – prayers, offerings, reading the Śāstras and listening to bhajan – in our homes.

Christian Missionaries worked assiduously to convert immigrants. Their first order of business was to denigrate Hinduism, designate Hindus as heathen, and disparage their culture, food and even attire.  Immigrants stubbornly resisted, led by the tiny educated elite, including Brāhmaṇas whom we call Brahmins.        Continue reading

PROFILE: Child author, Anaya Lee Willabus – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Anaya Lee Willabus

She published her first book when she was only eight years old. It created history as Anaya Willabus became the first child in the United States to write and publish a chapter book at that age. She has published four books to date. They are ‘The Day Mohan found his Confidence; A Bully’s Disguise; Checo and the Homework Passes and Make it Happen-Anaya Willabus.’ Anaya believes in the magic and the beauty of turning the page, and judging from these titles, she will be writing many more books in the future.

Anaya was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her mom is Dimple and her dad is Winston Willabus. Both of her parents are from Guyana. Dimple is from Lodge while Winston is from Rosignol, in Berbice. Anaya has a brother Brandon, and a sister Chantelle, and they are both doing well. Anaya attends school in New York where her best subject is English. She thanks her teachers Ms. Caban and Ms.Chain for their help; they encouraged her to write and would spend time correcting and editing her work.

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