In The Diaspora

Figure 1: DS’s letter of 14, November 1938.Redactions have been done to protect the privacy of the parties involved.
Figure 1: DS’s letter of 14, November 1938.Redactions have been done to protect the privacy of the parties involved.

1938: An Ordinary Letter from an Extraordinary Year

Authors: Anil Persaud ( and Aryama ( were trained in history and political science, respectively, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Revised – Pandit Lakshman Prasad – Indentured in 1898

Pandit Lakshman Prasad (1859-1949), Indentured Immigrant 1898, and the Founding of the Arya Samaj Movement in Guyana (then British Guiana) By Harry Hergash Harry Hergash, a graduate of the University of Guyana, taught at the Annandale Government Secondary from 1964 to 1969.

We Must Hasten Slowly

By Gabrielle Jamela Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, and also writes a column in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian A shorter version of this column, titled ‘Will We Hasten Slowly?’

Guyana’s Crisis of Elite Domination and Urban Bias

Percy C. Hintzen is a native of Guyana.  He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley and, until recently was Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University.  I refuse to fall into the “race” trap of Guyanese politics because of the devastation it has wrought in every aspect of the country’s institutional order and in the understandings, values, and attitudes of the people. 

Guyana in Greek at the Guyana Prize Literary Festival

By Vidyaratha Kissoon  Vidyaratha Kissoon lives and works in Guyana. This article evolved from one of his blogs at  Saturday afternoon of the festival  Castellani House was the main venue for the Guyana Prize Literary Festival which was held from Friday 10 February, 2023 to 12 February, 2023.

Professor Gordon Rohlehr (1942-2023) (Image taken from Visual Art and Production Video)

Gordon Rohlehr: Historian and Prophet of the Caribbean spirit

(20 February 1942-29 January 2023) By Richard Drayton Richard Drayton, born in Guyana and also a citizen of Barbados, is a Professor of Imperial and  Global History at King’s College London “Well he lost his memory/ what a thing to stand up and see/ how it is he forget to remember/ what it is he forget remembering” So the Mighty Spoiler, calypso surrealist, conjectured in “Lost Memories” (1960) how repression could be forgotten. 

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