GUYANESE AUTHORS: Published Books Featured in Guyanese Online


This page will list the published books of Guyanese writers who have blog entries in the Guyanese Online Blog.  Books are published, at no cost, as entries on the blog. However, authors who want easier reader access to their books may advertise their entries on this page, for a small contribution to Guyanese Online.    Contact Cyril Bryan at

 *** Guyanese Authors: Links to Website Entries ***

PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance by Conrad Taylor

“Come Walk With Me” = by Francis Yvonne Jackson

Helena Martin – “Walk Wit’ Me..All Ova Guyana.”

Leonard Dabydeen: Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems

Guyanese Authors: Three Books published by Karan Chand

Cricket Book- WI in Test Matches …. 1928-2013 – By Ramnarine Sambhudat

Book Review… Boogie Days – by Albert Cumberbatch

Book: Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur

Hergash launches book on Indian-Guyanese Words, Phrases

“A Lonely Voice” – Book of 50 Poems by Naraine Datt

Peter Halder’s First Book – The Cat of Muritaro

Anand Goolsarran launches book on improving Public Accountability

Of Marriageable Age – by Sharon Maas: e-Book released

New Book: The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy – by Sharon Maas

New Book: Author Yvonne Sam – Life’s Many Faces 

New Book: The Truth About the Crisis in Iraq – by Joshua Ledra

New Book: English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities – by Lear Matthews

New Book: Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems – by Leonard Dabydeen

Poetry Corner – Featuring Books by Leonard Dabydeen – in Rosaliene Bacchus’ website Oct 2015

New Book: Hold On To Your Dreams – By Derrick B. Thomas

New Book: CHILDREN of WATOOKA – A Story of British Guiana – By Steve Connolly

Ajax and the Tale of Socoyan – Clinton Cameron

Book – DEMERARA GOLD – from solo play by Ingrid Griffith

Book: Living in America: Tales of a Foreign Student – by Dr. Eric E. Clarke 

Book: Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General”– a candid West Indian story

Book: East River – by Derrick John Jeffrey

Book: Foundation of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF)

Books by: Anne Coltman – Guyana-born author residing in Long Island NY

Book: Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy A.K. Heath – By Ameena Gafoor

BOOK: A Troublesome Man: About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid – By Stella Bagot

Book: The Mute’s Masquerade – by Anne Coltman 

BOOK: Defining Moments of A Free Man from A Black Stream – By Dr. Frank L. Douglas

Book: My Undiscovered Country /Author: Cyril Dabydeen – Critic, Glenville Ashby PhD

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

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

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

BOOK: Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond

BOOK: “Jamaica: Post-Colonial Struggles – Selected Columns 1976 – 2013” – By Wilberne Persaud

BOOK: “red man” – by Guyana-born Aubrey McWatt and Donna Schweibert


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

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


  • Ramesh Gampat  On 04/29/2015 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Editor,

    Just a short note to inform you that my two-volume book has been published:

    GUYANA. From Slavery to the Present. Volume 1. Health System
    GUYANA. From Slavery to the Present. Volume 2. Major Diseases

    I shall be happy to provide more information, if need be.

    The book is available at


  • walter  On 09/15/2015 at 11:55 am

    Read the Ronald Sanders review of Oscar Ramjeet’s book “From errand boy to Solicitor General” Had the book as a birthday gift, it did allow a look into the backroom planning going on during the Burnham/Hoyte period. I agree with Sir Ronald, was very interesting reading.

  • Vivette Davson  On 12/21/2015 at 3:56 am

    Guyanese born DEEPBLAQSOUL aka Vivette Davson has been penning exotic and conscious poetry for 40 years.
    For her 2 books check the following links

    Exotic  Poetry by DEEPBLAQSOUL

    Exotic Poetry by DEEPBLAQSOUL

    Her ebooks can be downloaded also at and Barnes and Nobles

    She has magic at her fingertips. Enjoy

    Purchase  Perfumed Whispers in Soft Cover  from Xlibris

    • Patricia Ashby  On 04/20/2018 at 9:56 am

      Hello Vivette did you live in Canada I am wondering if you are the same person I met?

  • C Taylor  On 09/27/2016 at 5:53 pm

    Please note the new addition to the list that was omitted earlier, in error:

    PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance by Guyanese-author Conrad Taylor. The Smithsonian Institute, the world’s premier archivist, displays it as part of its Anacostia Museum Collection about the History and Culture of Peoples of African descent in the Western Hemisphere.

    PATH to FREEDOM is available in eBook and paperback formats at major online book retailers, such as:

    Amazon at:

    Barnes & Noble at:

    Apple iBookstore at:

    Google Play Bookstore at:

    Best wishes!

  • Wayne Jones  On 12/02/2016 at 9:54 am

    Dear Editor
    I would like to announce that my new chapbook, ‘GREAT GUYANESE HUMOUR
    Guyanese History Through Jokes’ is now available in bookstores in Hamilton, Ontario. Interested readers could email me at
    and I would be too glad to have copies sent to you. Thanks
    Wayne Jones,
    Hamilton,ON. Canadaa

  • Johnny Serrao  On 01/23/2017 at 11:28 pm

    You left out a talented and factual author on Medical Errors. Errors and misdiagnoses by Doctors and Nurses. Published in the United States of America : The other side of the Medical Coin by Desmond Serrao.
    Thank you.

  • T. Abby  On 03/22/2017 at 11:15 pm

    Any word on DANGEROUS TIMES by Aggrey Jones?

  • Nat Khublall  On 05/17/2017 at 8:05 pm

    I am aware of many more Guyanese who have written books of different types, fiction and non-fiction. I am a Guyanese and have written nine textbooks in Singapore, six study manuals in Hong Kong and nine print on demand books in London and available on Amazon. The latter nine books are also available as eBooks. Dr Nat Khublall

  • ramnarine sahadeo  On 03/09/2018 at 7:32 am

    MOHANDAS K. GANDHI, THOUGHTS, WORDS, DEEDS is now available in Guyana, USA, and Canada. It could easily have been entitled
    “Nine Elevens Distinguished” as it includes speeches of Swami Vivekananda 1893, and Gandhi 1906 promoting love, universal brotherhood, and nonviolence.
    available on or email at
    ramnarine sahadeo

  • Ameena Gafoor  On 07/20/2018 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Cy, Please enter my critical work, Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy Heath in your list of published works by Guyanese.
    Pls also advise me by e-mail how to pay.

    • Dr Nat Khublall  On 04/30/2023 at 12:27 pm

      I am an author of 32 books in law and various other subjects. Some of these books available from Amazon can be purchased for 99 cents for the ebook edition.

  • Alex Neptune  On 09/09/2018 at 7:28 pm

    Musical Life in Guyana, History and Politics of Controlling Creativity. By Vibert C. Cambridge

  • Dr. Dharamdat Sumare  On 11/23/2018 at 4:45 pm

    Hello. My name is Dr. Dharamdat Sumare.
    Is there any publishing house in Guyana?

    • arawakpubl  On 12/04/2019 at 1:20 pm

      Not sure – But if there is, Arawak publications based in Kingston Jamaica and managed / owned by Guyanese|Jamaican Pansy Benn is willing join forces to consider Dr Sumare’s and other publishing proposals from fellow Guyanese. Arawak has published Janice Imhoff’s “conversations: pieces of the truth” (2015) and will in another 6 months release her “Chrus Yuself” – both excellent works in the genre of “medical humanities”. Arawak has also published works by other Guyanese, including
      • Patrick Martinborough’s “The National Insurance Scheme in Guyana : Its Conception, Development and Future” (2015)
      • Jeannette Allsopp’s “Caribbean Multilingual Dictionary of Flora, Fauna & Foods… (2003)
      • Richard Allsopp’s “Book of Afric Caribbean Proverbs” (2004)

      Hope this helps answer Dr Sumare’s question posted 23 Nov 2018


  • Dr. Ramesh Gampat  On 02/08/2019 at 2:20 pm

    I would l like to inform you that my new book is now published – Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism. Explorations and Reflections of on Indian Guyanese Hindu. The write up on the back cover reads:

    “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. Conversion was a failure at least up to the end of the 19th century but picked up momentum thereafter. From around the 1870s, there occurred an unplanned movement towards a “synthesis” that brought Hindus, regardless of caste or sect, under a “unitary form of Hinduism.” Guyanese Hindus call it Sanatana Dharma and Ramesh Gampat labels it Plantation Hinduism in this book.

    The book argues that the brand of Hinduism practiced is inconsistent with Sanatana Dharma, called Vedānta by the more philosophically inclined. It features an extraordinary dependence upon purohits (pandits), which has anaesthetized the Hindu mind and render it unable to think, question and inquire when it comes to Dharma. Rituals and bhakti have been degraded and turned into desire-motivated worship; devatās have been misconstrued as Brahman rather than as limited manifestation of the one non-dual pure Consciousness; belief in the multiplicity of gods encourages image worship; and superstitions anchor Guyanese Hindus to tradition and mere belief. Plantation Hinduism is little more than desire-motivated actions, dogmas and superstitions. Absent is the idea that Sanatana Dharma is a spiritual science no less scientific than hard sciences, such as physics and astronomy. The central message of Vedānta is the innate divinity of every person and the freedom to realize that divinity through anubhava, direct personal experience of Supreme Reality.”

    Praise for Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism

    This book will become required reading for Hindus of Guyana, wider Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora and others. It is a towering intellectual achievement of analysis and clarification of Hindu practices and ideas. This kind of informed and scholarly tome on Guyanese Hinduism is long overdue. It represents a welcome deviation from the ritualistic simplicity of the pandits and the misrepresentations of academic cultural studies. Gampat establishes the foundation for research in a new field, hence the true value of this landmark book. It also diagnoses a fundamental problem, which involves the failure of Hindus to think for themselves. The fixation on materialism blinds the understanding of the intricate knowledge embedded in the Hindu texts and makes many Hindus susceptible to manipulation by the pandits and politicians. Ideas of astronomy, philosophy and the social sciences are embedded in this book, as well as an inductivist epistemology of darśana as a mode of investigation. I highly recommend — Dr. Tarron Khemraj, Professor of Economics and International Studies, New College of Florida

    The first batch of 246 Indians set sail for Guyana in 1838 … the writing piques the imagination right away. An intense personal response to the lived experience of what the author calls “Plantation Hinduism,” is intertwined with the immigration story of Indians in Guyana. Shlokas like Om Poornamadah, and poems like the Indian Centenary Hymn, embellish the work. This is a hard look at Hindu practices examined against Sanatana Dharma by a scholar-practitioner through a Caribbean lens —- Dr. Anuradha Kathi Rajivan, Economist and former Head of the Human Report Development Unit, United Nations Development Programme

    Dr. Ramesh Gampat’s book is a must read for anyone interested in religion and culture. Much has previously been written about Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism, but his thesis on “Plantation Hinduism” is fascinatingly unique and original in scholarship. The author skillfully addresses various issues, including those that revolve around caste and terms such “Brahmins” and “Pandits.” His Hindu life in rural Guyana and experiences outside provide him with experiences that enriches his book —- Dr. Somdat Mahabir, Scientist and Professor

    This is a very compelling work of empirical research and personal expression. It interrogates issues in the Caribbean, and the wider world, by critically examining religious-socio-cultural topics such as the re-creation of Hinduism in Guyana, the disintegration of the caste system, conversion to Christianity, and the role of the pundits and mandirs in society. Gampat’s bold and brave style of writing will surely provoke praises as well as condemnations. Truth be told, this is a book with “no holds barred” —- Dr. Kumar Mababir, Former Assistant Professor, University of Trinidad and Tobago, and 2011 National Award (Silver) Recipient for Education

    If this unsolicited message is offensive, annoying or insults your preference set, I apologize in advance and ask that you discard it.

    Thanks ever so much.


  • Yuvraj Ramsaroop  On 07/30/2019 at 9:14 am

    Here is an addition to your list of books by a Guyanese author.
    “Realizing The American Dream”….The Personal Triumph of a Guyanese Immigrant
    ……..Immigrants will always be part of the American landscape and the American Dream will certainly be within reach for anyone with a desire to succeed.
    Yuvraj Ramsaroop shares his triumph as a Guyanese Immigrant as he reveals his journey to Realizing The American Dream.
    ……..Seeking a better life in Canada and then The United States, his unrelenting quest to overcome the hurdles most immigrant face is a remarkable achievement.
    From successfully completing a college education to owning a home and sending his two daughters to Medical Schools in the United States, Realizing The American Dream is an uplifting true story.

  • Nat Khublall  On 12/09/2019 at 6:11 pm

    I have published a book entitled “Guyana Politics and Oil Discovery”. It is available as an eBook and a paperback on Amazon. The book is abot 330 pages and may be of interest to readers as an introduction of the topics covered. Dr Nat Khublall

  • Serrao  On 07/26/2020 at 9:31 pm

    What about ‘ The other side of the Medical coin ‘ by Desmond S ( a true Guyanese & veteran of the Guyana Defence Force.
    Thank you.
    Information about errors by Doctors & Nurses.

  • Dr Nat Khublall  On 06/23/2021 at 5:54 pm

    I have published my 31st book a few days ago on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback (319 pages). The title is Health & Nutrition.

  • Samuel Mann  On 08/03/2021 at 5:08 pm

    I’m a Guyanese Canadian who has just published my first book of poems entitled Aging Towards My freedom which takes a reversed perspective of the Sartrean existentialist notion that man is condemned by his freed at birth but in reality he loses much of his freedom to the institutional structures of society and is only able to recapture some of it in approaching his twilight years. Sadly, this growing freedom is rarely translated in the real world to bring about changes by baby boomers who are the most conservative section of society to show solidarity and concern for the younger generation. Aging Towards My Freedom is an indictment on the older boomers greedily holding on to their wealth, power.and comfort zone. Copies of my book in kindle and paperback are available at and

  • Dr Nat Khublall  On 04/27/2022 at 2:30 pm

    I have published my 32nd book recently. This is a follow-up book to my previous book on Health and Nutrition. The title of the latest book is Food As Medicine (it is essentially a book on plant-based diet).

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