Category Archives: Guyanese Books

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

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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

Guyana’s John Agard becomes first poet to win BookTrust lifetime achievement award

Reading charity pays tribute to ‘incredible words’ of Afro-Guyanese author, who came to Britain in 1977 where he has become a staple of English lessons

‘It’s not just me receiving this award’ … John Agard. Photograph: Rex

Tuesday 09 November 2021  

The Afro-Guyanese writer John Agard has become the first poet to receive the BookTrust lifetime achievement award.

Agard, who was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to England in 1977, has been a fixture on the curriculum since 2002 for poems including Half-Caste (“Explain yuself / wha yu mean / when yu say half-caste / yu mean when picasso / mix red an green / is a half-caste canvas?”) and Checking Out Me History. Winning the Queen’s award for poetry in 2012, he is the author of more than 50 books for children and adults.

Book: More Than One Way – by Zandra Strother (Author)

More Than One Way Paperback – Published June 13, 2021

Danforth Williams, a young black boy, saw his future in Guyana, B.W.I; a weekly journey to the Kaietuer Gold Mine with the crew from his village. He rejected it. ‘Little Will’ walked away from the mine into the path of Karl, an American of Dutch descent, who hoped to rehabilitate a defunct sugar cane plantation and create a new life.

Will becomes a driving force at the plantation, but secrets of opium poppy fields and the death of an Amerindian bush girl, drive Karl back to America. Karl’s weak promise to send passage for Will is a lie, forcing Will to get to America on his own. Despite his amusing accent and foreign mannerisms, Will learns the way black men live in a big city. He takes odd jobs until he can buy his first apartments. Thoughts of his first love Enid are replaced by an arrangement with Renee and an entanglement with Arabella.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Forest Spirits or Bush Spirits of Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples – by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus – BLOG: Three Worlds One Vision

Photo: Silk Cotton Tree – Santa Mission Indigenous Settlement – Guyana

On October 8, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a presidential proclamation declaring October 11th as a national holiday in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Does this mean that we will no longer remember this day as Columbus Day? Growing up in what was then British Guiana, I was taught to regard the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) as a hero.

During his four voyages to the New World, he explored a vast area of the Caribbean Region that he called the West Indies. The gentle and kindhearted indigenous Arawak peoples who first welcomed Columbus and his crew knew not the misery that this encounter would later unleash upon their world.

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BOOK: The NATION BUILDERS – by Tony Phillips (Author) 

A DOME MURAL IN GUYANA – An Absorbing story of Creativity, Innovation and Resilience

This is about the painting on the ceiling of Barclays Bank on Water Street. Georgetown. Guyana

WHY THIS STORY HAD TO BE TOLD

The successful completion of the mural “THE BUILDERS” is a story of the generosity and willing contributions of several individuals from both local and international organisations spread across three continents, all of who collaborated to ensure the success of a project born out of a simple idea/request from an architect looking to enliven the interior of this financial institution.

The book retraces for the first time, the unexpected series of events and situations which occurred at every stage of its development and covers the two years of planning and execution that Tony Phillips and Stanley Greaves set out on, until its completion on 8 June 1974.      Continue reading

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