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Celebrated Guyanese writer Peter Kempadoo passes away

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29 Aug 2019 12:55 #374930 by chairman
On August 24th, 2019, the celebrated Guyanese writer died at his home in London, England, at the age of 92. Oonya, who is a novelist currently based in Canada revealed that her father was suffering from heart problems and on the date mentioned, “it just gave out.” Despite that, she said, he was always talking about Guyana.

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29 Aug 2019 14:02 #374933 by mapoui
anybody left :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

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30 Aug 2019 10:12 - 30 Aug 2019 10:14 #374942 by ketchim

mapoui wrote: anybody left :ohmy:

His Daughter is his legacy !
Rest in Peace ~

ketchim wrote: Which of you non Guyanese know what is a buxton spice ?? :-\

Oonya was born in Sussex in 1966 of Guyanese parents. Her father is writer, Peter Kempadoo . ;)

Her first novel, Buxton Spice, was published 1998.
The New York Times described it as "superb, and superbly written".

Her second book, Tide Running, set in Plymouth, Tobago, is the story of young brothers Cliff and Ossie.

Both of these books were nominated for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards
the first in 2000 and the second in 2003.


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30 Aug 2019 11:07 #374947 by mapoui
nice. those books look interesting....
I made a note o check dem out

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30 Aug 2019 13:00 - 30 Aug 2019 13:03 #374953 by ketchim
www.amazon.com/Buxton-Spice-Bluestreak-O...mpadoo/dp/0807083712

Buxton Spice is the story in the town of Tamarind Grove :
its eccentric families, its sweeping joys, and its sudden tragedies. The novel brings to life 1970s Guyana
-a world at a cultural and political crossroads-and perfectly captures a child's keen observations, sense of wonder,
and the growing complexity of consciousness that marks the passage from innocence to experience.~~
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30 Aug 2019 13:13 #374955 by mapoui
nice ketchim..intelligent stuff. but what I am really looking for is for some one to take apart the west indies from the peoples responsibility for it angle.

it is time to bell the west indian people. we have gotten away with our irresponsibility for far too long

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31 Aug 2019 11:39 - 31 Aug 2019 11:41 #374965 by ketchim

chairman wrote: Oonya, who is a novelist currently based in Canada

I did not know she is here in Canada...
Let me try to get a hold of her after Dad's funeral
hopefully she can write us a piece, here ;)
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31 Aug 2019 12:11 - 31 Aug 2019 12:52 #374970 by mapoui

ketchim wrote:

chairman wrote: Oonya, who is a novelist currently based in Canada

I did not know she is here in Canada...
Let me try to get a hold of her after Dad's funeral
hopefully she can write us a piece, here ;)


make she try an analysis of the west indian people..from BG in the south up to Antigua and the Yard
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31 Aug 2019 12:21 - 31 Aug 2019 12:24 #374973 by ketchim

mapoui wrote: make he try an analysis of the west indian people..from BG in the south up to Antigua and the Yard

Buxton Spice is the story in the town of Tamarind Grove :
its eccentric families, its sweeping joys, and its sudden tragedies. The novel brings to life 1970s Guyana
-a world at a cultural and political crossroads-and perfectly captures a child's keen observations, sense of wonder, and the growing complexity of consciousness that marks
the passage from innocence to experience.~~


she did all these years ago ~ ;)
Her second book, Tide Running, set in Plymouth, Tobago
is the story of young brothers Cliff and Ossie.
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31 Aug 2019 13:03 #374975 by mapoui
i looking fuh ah comprehensive angle..social/political/economic..all in one..that most writers do at some point in their careers.

you see the west indies,,formerly colonial, slave/indenture...independence 60 years ago from 1961 to BG later on..long removed now..in a world in real economic crisis...

suffered the consequences of such a youth/formative centuries, become decrepit and backward, no longer in a flush of revolutionary youth 60 years on, but in the middle of the crisis and will suffer awfully if and when the crisis becomes full blown.....

how will they fare..how can they fare given who they are at this point after that history listed above?

I would love one of them real skilled and sensitive souls to dig into that bringing a humane flair to it..not me! I am a partisan bease' in the mix who want to kill this and that group, seek this or dat revenge, preach penance and seek vengeance

I wuss dan Vidiahar. and I cant think of a soul then and from then, older whom I would want to talk to me about today. it have to be someone from today who still have life to go on living, and can infuse that reality, that fact into their analysis

this lil fine Guyana derived gyul here, appears to have all the qualities. fit my job description

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09 Sep 2019 11:03 #375090 by ketchim
Those old writers have left their chirrun to keep ting going!

I will do an investigation into the rest ~ ;)
I met Bernie Heydorn the odda day : but dont think he ha kids !

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