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4 years 10 months ago #256493 by ramesh
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Luckoo Record was dubious to  say the least.  He exploited an under developed  legal system under colonialism.

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4 years 10 months ago #256494 by ketchim
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John Agard

Playwright, Poet and Writer

Born in Guyana on June 21,1949. He is  playwright, poet and children's writer.

He has written many books for children and adults. His poem  "Half-caste" is on the AQA English GCSE syllabus,

and every year he  tours the UK performing with other top poets for GCSE students.

He became  the first writer-in-residence at the South Bank Centre in 1993 and at the BBC  in 1998.

His  awards include the Casa de las Americas Poetry Prize, the Guyana Prize, a CLPE  Award, a Cholmodeley Prize.

In 2007 in was nominated for a Nibbie.

In 2013, John Agard was presented a Gold Medal for Poetry by The Queen of England.

                                                     


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4 years 10 months ago #256495 by mapoui
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Saying .. Scum rises to the top but  so does the cream


nice one.....in return ::LOL:: ::LOL:: ::LOL::

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4 years 10 months ago #256496 by mapoui
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Agard looks like a figure straight out of Dickens Oliver Twist ::LOL:: ::LOL:: ::LOL::
no wondah the queen laffing.  she recognized him

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #256499 by ketchim
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Leona Lewis : Multi-Platinum Selling Music Artist

Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in the London Borough of Islington ,  to Aural Josiah "Joe" Lewis, a youth worker from Guyana

and Maria Lewis, a British social worker

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4 years 10 months ago #256500 by mapoui
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wat about Wilson Harris?

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4 years 10 months ago - 11 months 3 weeks ago #256503 by ketchim
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Born in Guyana in 1921, and studied at Queen's College, Georgetown, Guyana,

Wilson Harris became a government surveyor, before taking up a career as lecturer and writer.

His first novel, Palace of the Peacock (1960) was published soon after his arrival in England. 

It became the first of a quartet of novels ;
The Guyana Quartet, which incorporates The Far Journey of Oudin (1961);
The Whole Armour (1962); and The Secret Ladder (1963).

He later wrote a trilogy:

Carnival (1985); The Infinite Rehearsal (1987); and The Four Banks of the River of Space (1990).

                               
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4 years 10 months ago #256505 by mapoui
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more fig ::confused::

Wilson is a space man, abstract they say. but James had a very high regard for him.  I must get to James assessment of Harris again.  it is only James who helped to understand what I read of Harris.

so what happen to you then ::confused:: you din' eat yuh fig like you skip piano ::LOL:: ::LOL:: ::LOL::

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4 years 10 months ago #256506 by mapoui
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Eusi Kwayana.....a PPP man!

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4 years 10 months ago #256507 by mapoui
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and Jan Carew..died at 92.....

Eusi Kwayana  90 and strong....

Sir Wilson Harris 94 and strong.....

is the fig I tell allyuh...the iron!

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