In The Diaspora

Celebrating Guyanese Ritual, History and Memory: A Triple Book Launch at Moray House

By Dr Michelle Asantewa I didn’t set out to write books. I wanted to read and publish. But at some point I was inspired when I read Toni Morrison saying ‘if there is a book you want to read but it has not been written yet, you must be the one to write it.’ After I’d made up my mind to self-publish, swallowing the sensation of ego tripping and self-aggrandisement, there were some possibilities to be published by others.

The squandering of riches or the successful shaping of self?

By George Mentore   George Mentore teaches anthropology at the University of Virginia   I have three broad questions to discuss, each arising from the recent attempt by the Government of Guyana to relocate the Walter Roth Museum — an administrative effort which, I have to say, appears far more reflective of engorged political muscles unaware of the consequences of its ponderous movements, than the rational choice of a well-informed leadership. 

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