Category Archives: Guyanese Books

BOOK: Foundation of the Guyana Defence Force – by Compton Liverpool and Khalilah Campbell

BOOK: Foundation of the Guyana Defence Force – A Soldier Of Valour Story

This publication documents how the Guyana Defence Force emerged out of the earlier forms of law enforcement entities that British Guiana inherited after Britain relinquished governmental control of the only English-speaking country in South America.

Have a LOOK INSIDE at the Table of Contents, Foreword and Introduction on -HERE.- Also ORDER


2018/2019 Local Authors Showcase at Brampton Library. Ontario. Canada

To Khalilah Campbell – co-author of Book

Congratulations! Your work Foundation Of The Guyana Defence Force – A Soldier Of Valour Story has been selected for the 2018/2019 Local Authors Showcase at Brampton Library     Continue reading

Guyana: “MEMORIES” – A Short Story By Royden V Chan

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PROFILE: Queens Book Fair promotes Youth Literacy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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PROFILE: Dr Sonia Noel: Living with Intention! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr Sonia Noel: Living with Intention! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Sonia Noel is a dynamic, hardworking and selfless motivator. She is prepared to traverse many a mile to bring comfort and cheer and to lift the spirits of others. For Sonia, no mountain is too high, and no challenge is too difficult to overcome; all it takes is belief in oneself. She is a prime example of self-confidence and the ability to triumph over the odds.

Sonia Noel was born in Bartica in Guyana. Bartica is a mining town that is at the confluence of the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers. Sonia’s mom is Claudia and her dad is Patrick Noel. Although Sonia’s formative years were spent in Bartica the family lived in Robb Street, in Georgetown, for a brief period.

PROFILE – Dr. Sonia Noel – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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JAMES WITTROY Mc RAE – A  Short  Story by  Royden  V  Chan – 2005


A  Short  Story by  Royden  V  Chan – 2005

Allan Agard was diagnosed with a terminal illness almost two years ago and had now passed away. The viewing was being held today at Osgood Funeral Home on Sheppard. Allan and his wife Gladys both came from a family background of teachers and professional civil servants, which traditionally influenced their preference for academic vocations.

They both graduated from the University of the West Indies and worked in the Caribbean for several years until 1970 when they responded to the “back to home” call from Guyana’s Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham.  Allan was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Guyana and Gladys was attached to the Ministry of Education.            Continue reading

BOOK: Wah Dih Story Seh? – By Buxtonian, Dr. Pauline Baird

BOOK: Wah Dih Story Seh?

Buxtonian, Dr. Pauline Baird is a cultural rhetorician whose work includes her 2016 dissertation project, “Towards a Cultural Rrhetorics Approach to Caribbean Rhetoric: African- Guyanese Women from the Village of Buxton Transforming Oral Histories.”

In 9 letters to Young Buxtonians and members of Composition and Rhetorics scholarly community, she explores the lived experiences of 5 African Buxton women drawn from Buxton, New York, Bahamas, in their own words and on their own terms. Dr. Baird employs linguistic practices of the village including Dem Seh and Wah Dih Story Seh as land-based frameworks useful for exploring community, land, and practices.       Continue reading

Queens Book Fair – The Story of a Great Festival – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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“THE LOTTERY TICKETS” – Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995


Short story by Royden V. Chan 1995

Tumereng Landing 1960 Mazaruni River Guyana

According to the Buddha, man himself is the maker of his own destiny. He has none to blame for his lot since he alone is responsible for his own life. He makes his own life for better or for worse.

When you read the tale of Aubrey and Elsie Robinson, you can decide if this is true or if we are powerless pawns manipulated by conditions and circumstances beyond our control.


Book: JOURNEY BACK to WATOOKA – A Story Of Guyana – By Steve Connolly

Book: JOURNEY BACK to WATOOKA  A Story Of Guyana

By Steve Connolly

Journey with the author back to the remarkable country and rainforest village of his birth after more than 63 years. Experience highlights of his life as he encounters seemingly innumerable people of six races: pilots, engineers, politicians, government VIPs, clergy, educators, writers, artists, conservationists, policemen, biologists, beauty queens, commoners and many more.

Including these and those who have figured prominently much earlier in the country’s history, over 800 names are given mention, many of whom have been major achievers both at home and internationally.

Read more: JourneyBackToWatooka- Steve Connolly

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Journey Back to Watooka – Initial Book Launching Events – JBtW Book Launch Events\

Poetry and Prose Competition – Pakaraima Writers Asso. – submit by June 15, 2018   

Guyanese and friends of the Caribbean Literary Forum

Poetry-Prose Competition

Through the generous support of patrons, the Pakaraima Writers Association is exhilarated to announce a Poetry-Prose Competition which is being held in 2018 in Ontario, Canada.  Participants must be of the first generation Guyanese Canadians attending full-time Grade 11 or Grade 12 Secondary School.

Participants are asked to compose their poems or prose depicting how they see/feel being a descendant of Guyanese heritage.                                   

Submission Guidelines

  • Deadline:  Entries must be submitted by June 15, 2018   

READ MORE: Poetry and Prose Competition – Pakaraima Writers Association

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