(Video) Mittelholzer memorial lecture

Mittelholzer memorial lecture: Writer Pauline Melville delivering the 2012 Edgar Mittelholzer Memorial Lecture yesterday afternoon at the Umana Yana. The lecture was entitled `Guyanese Literature, Magic Realism and the South American Connection’. The Mittelholzer Memorial lecture Series was instituted in 1967.

Writing in the last Sunday Stabroek, columnist Al Creighton said of Mittelholzer “Not only is he one of the most recognized Guyanese writers, but the nation accords him a most distinguished place in its literature and heritage.  He is regarded with some awe arising from the power and character of his fiction, but also because of his association with the country’s older colonial heritage, with the supernatural, and with writing as a career/profession.”

 

Melville who was born in Guyana is an acclaimed writer. Her first book Shape-Shifter, a collection of short stories won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and her first novel The Ventriloquist’s Tale  won the Whitbread First Novel Award.

 

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Draft bill sees state assets recovery via civil proceedings

The draft State Assets Recovery Bill 2016 envisages non-conviction based, civil recoveries of property over $10m with a 12-year limitation period and wide powers will be available to the agency to be set up under the law to gather information.

Raphael Trotman

Gov’t will not be ‘lectured to in the press’ on forest concessions, Trotman says

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Black Bush triple murder suspects brought to city

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Anthony Jhagroo

Bulletin issued for suspect in murder of mechanic

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Five cops under close arrest over stolen gold

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Norway team ‘horrified’ at bauxite mining in pilot village Muritaro

A private bauxite mining operation in the Amerindian community of Muritaro on the Demerara River, discovered by members of a “horrified” team from Norway, was shut down by the Ministry of Natural Resources late last year, since the community was one identified to benefit from the Guyana-Norway forest protection scheme.

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