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A Diasporan’s Nostalgia: Guyanese ‘school days’ Parlance – By: Lear Matthews

Pleasant memories at a time of emotional stress, tensions, uncertainty and containment as we try to weave the universal with the particular


When I went to primary school, ah had a ‘muff’. Meh sistuh had plaits wid a big ribbon bow. Meh bruduh used to wear banlon jersey and bell-bottom pants.

I used to keep meh ‘frek’($) in meh pants fabs an’ save it up in meh puzzlin’ tin.

We had a Kelvanater fridge, Singer sewin’ machine an’ a Raleigh bike.        Continue reading

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