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Queens Book Fair on Understanding V.S. Naipaul – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

V.S. Naipaul, winner of
the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature

V.S. Naipaul – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

‘Whenever I walk on Liberty Avenue I see V.S. Naipaul,’ says Attorney Rakesh Rampertab. ‘Naipaul has allowed us to see ourselves in an authentic way and to examine our situation without being ashamed,’ Rampertab added.

He was speaking at the conference organized by the Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival Inc. to discuss the works of V.S. Naipaul. It was billed as ‘Understanding V.S. Naipaul’ and it took place a week ago at the Hillside Library in Queens. The conference attracted a number of literati from the Queens area, and beyond.

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Literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich

A grotesque love of propaganda. Unspeakable barbarity. The loathing of Jews – and a hunger for world domination. In this stunning intervention, literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich

In a hard-hitting article in today’s Mail on Sunday, the revered novelist brands the extremist Muslim organisation as the Fourth Reich, saying it is comparable to Adolf Hitler’s regime in its fanaticism and barbarity.  

Calling for its ‘military annihilation,’ the Trinidadian-born British writer says IS is ‘dedicated to a contemporary holocaust’, has a belief in its own ‘racial superiority,’ and produces propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of.   Continue reading

The El Dorado Complex in the Shaping of Indo-Guyanese – Clem Seecharan

           THE 2014 REPUBLIC OF GUYANA DISTINGUISHED                    LECTURE     

                The El Dorado Complex in the Shaping of Indo-Guyanese: A                                                       Revisionist Perspective

                                          by  CLEM SEECHARAN

Emeritus Professor of History,  London Metropolitan University

In February 1594 Sir Robert Dudley made inquiries about the rumoured Empire of Guiana…He sent a small boat to investigate and its crew returned, after great hardships, to say that the natives had told them of goldmines so rich that the people of the country powdered themselves with gold-dust.   Michael Swan (1957)

Guyana has alwaysbeen a land of fantasy. It was the land of El Dorado….  V.S. Naipaul (1991)     

 Guyana, for all its independence and its symbols of nationhood, has never been a closely-knit society…the ethnic divide made this almost impossible. There is hatred between the various ethnic groups with the darkest of the races being reserved for the greatest hatred.      Leader, Kaieteur News, 6 February 2014   Continue reading

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