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

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

Edited by Jack Webb, Rod Westmaas, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, and William Tantam
18 February 2020

In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic.

At the heart of this book are the voices of Caribbean migrants themselves, whose critical reflections on their experiences of migration and decolonisation are interwoven with the essays of academics and activists.            Continue reading

GUYANA SPEAKS: Reflecting on Jonestown – 40 Years On – London UK – 28th October 2018

 

From: Juanita Cox

Guyana SPEAKS will reflect on this fateful day with input from the following speakers: Captain Gerry Gouveia, Eusi Kwayana and Rod Westmaas.     Continue reading

Groundings: “Guyana Speaks – Guyana, Yesterday & Today” – By Eric. L. Huntley

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Sunday 29 January 2017 – Eric. L. Huntley

Groundings: “Guyana Speaks – Guyana, Yesterday & Today”

My brief today is to speak about what is known about the term “Ole Time Story”. There is a ditty which goes like this:

“Every time I remember ol’ time story, water come a meh eye.”
Now, I imagine that listeners would expect some social commentary to be contained in the stories which would have been shared by many of the same generation.

Many of the memories also border on one’s living experiences which may or may not have any social content. However, I look forward to the sharing of memories with those who may have had similar experiences while at the same time shedding some light on the mores and practices which have contributed towards making all of us who we are today.    Continue reading