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Arts on Sunday: Remembering Michael Gilkes – By Al Creighton

Guyana”  (for Henry Muttoo)

  • Doan’ tell me ‘bout Guyana.
  • I barn deh in t’irty-t’ree.
  • Meh great-granfadduh was a black man,
  • granmuddah was a Puttagee.
  • One a meh granfadduh was a coolie-man,
  • ah draw Buck, white an’ Chinee.
  • Dey call it ‘the land of six peoples’
  • but is seven, unless you doan count me.           

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