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While calypso singers laugh at them: Satire in the music of Guyana and the West Indies

Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Fighting in the captain’s tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers – Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row” The Culture and Style of Calypso. I’ve said plenty about Guyana’s literature. I … Continue reading

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My Literary Introduction to a Wild Coast

When I learned my family and I would be picking up and moving to a town called Georgetown, Guyana, my first association of the place was to a book I had read recently. Papillon, the memoir of a French convict … Continue reading

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