A weekly column featuring the work of Guyanese writers, both established and emerging.

Exploring transformations

Curated by Andre Haynes and Dreylan Johnson Cosmata Lindie, the writer of “The Birds,” is a 45-year-old clerical assistant who lives in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

The Dark of the Sea – an excerpt

By Imam Baksh As this excerpt begins, Danesh has just had a horrible and humiliating day at his high school and he has taken his little fishing boat out into the mouth of the Essequibo River to be alone.

Real and fantasy horrors

Curated by Andre Haynes and Dreylan Johnson The beginnings of Danesh, the 15-year-old protagonist of writer Imam Baksh’s fantasy novel “The Dark of the Sea,” are very much grounded in a reality that is familiar to many of Guyana’s youth.

Red Hibiscus

By Scott Ting-A-Kee The following chapters are excerpted from Scott Ting-A-Kee’s debut novella, “Red Hibiscus,” which he will be promoting later this month at CARIFESTA.  

Filling the gap

Curated by Andre Haynes and Dreylan Johnson Red Hibiscus, Scott Ting-A-Kee’s debut novella, is a fantasy historical tale set in ancient China.

Graveyaard Talez

By Gabrielle Mohamed The following work contains content about sexual abuse that may trigger an anxiety response for some and may also be inappropriate for younger readers.

Capturing the ‘raw’ reality of Guyana

Curated by Andre Haynes and Dreylan Johnson The play “Graveyaard Talez” is meant to capture, in its rawest form, the violence that members of the queer community are often subject to, says author Gabrielle Mohamed.

OLD MR. GREAVES

By Daryll Goodchild Arthritis licked Mr. Greaves from head to toe.

The Ol’ Higue on Market Street

By Kevin Garbaran “Jumbie is not real” is what nine year old Devika had come to believe after her teacher interjected the idea into a conversation she was having with two of her friends during lunch break.

About The Writers’ Room

The Writers’ Room is a new column featuring the work of Guyanese writers, both established and emerging.