You don’t forget those expressions – astonishment, disbelief or fear; and the sniggers.
The negative assumptions about your character can leave a sting that burns for a lifetime.
Notorious characters, some of them Buxtonians and others like Fineman brought terror to our peaceful places and much of the terror saw its end in graveyards.
There were times when you would have felt a nagging shame. A shame that made you want to deny a part of yourself; pretend that you did not know or that you were not a part of a beautiful village some twelve miles from Georgetown on the East Coast of Demerara…..
Most people who use marijuana in Guyana consume by smoking the herb. It is not only members of the Rastafarian community who engage in the practice, which is sacred to them, but people of every class, religion, ethnicity and gender.
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