Picture poetry: A delightful image of Guyana

Pomeroon: Paddling Home After School (For John and Coleen Carpenter)Group of school children paddling home at mid-afternoon on the Pomeroon River. (Photo by Mark McWatt, 2009)

How can anyone forget the magic

of that childhood realm called

 “on the way home from school…”?

where children can shout at the world

and run in delight from the returning echo,

or kick tomorrow’s cares over the nearest fence

or pelt stones at the forbidden fruit

of concupiscence, hanging low….


The Guyana Contract: an addition to Guyanese popular literature

Popular literature is an important and substantial study. It is a genre whose international impact is astounding.

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Literature’s importance in Carifesta

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Deciphering Claude McKay

Flame-Heart   So much have I forgot in ten years, So much in ten brief years.

Guyana proved a major force at Carifesta XIII

Guyana proved itself a major force in Carifesta XIII. The performances and exhibitions commanded attention and made a notable impression upon all, it seemed, in Barbados last month.

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