Books tagged: british guiana

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Debunked The Use Of The Label Coolie In Guyana
Price: Free! Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research
The label “coolie” in Guyana (British Guiana) stemmed from this first group of Indian laborers that left India through the Port of Kolkata, journeying across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and into the Americas. The label had taken root in Guyana and seeded throughout the colony. Today this derogatory label is deep rooted in the Guyanese culture. This degradation must be uprooted.
Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Beyond Bourda Green tells the story of growing up in Bourda, a ward of the city of Georgetown in Guyana, the land of many waters--a ward connected to the colonial past. It is a simple story of being raised in a tenement yard by a single parent mother who sacrificed her own life sustained by the dream of a better life for myself and my sister.
The Trilogy of Savitri's Garden: Rebellion and Reunion (Book3)
Price: Free! Words: 95,320. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Book 3: Their five year labor contract was up and Kalil Ansari returned to India to see his family. He had promised the girl whom he was in love with that he would return to the colony to be with her. But then another ban had taken place in India, and now Kalil and the girl were severed from each other by the great oceans.
The Trilogy of Savitri's Garden: The Escape for True Love (Book2)
Price: Free! Words: 122,010. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Book2: Just before the storm hit, Savitri had learned about the boy she had liked. The devastated storm had brought them together and True Love had begun to unfold, as many were forced to work through the storm to save the sugarcanes; sickness had prevailed. Then the unexpected happen, when Savitri was taken away to another estate to work, but her friends wanted to find her.
The Trilogy of Savitri's Garden: India to the Americas 1838, (Book1, Part II) - India Rising on the Horizon of the Americas
Price: Free! Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Book 1, Part II: Upon arriving in the colony of British Guiana, located northeast of the South American continent, on May 5, 1838, immediately the hardships began, while back in India, an official ban on emigration from India had taken place, when the Government of India had learned that many of the Indians on the the two ships, the Whitby and Hesperus, were deceived and kidnapped.
The Trilogy of Savitri's Garden: India to the Americas 1838, (Book1, Part I) - Dreams of El Dorado
Price: Free! Words: 153,130. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Book 1, Part I: The famine had begun in the summer of 1837, devastating the North Western Provinces of India. The monsoon was deceptive, betraying hundreds of thousands. Many were dying and starving. In December 1837, two young men, Vishnu and Kalil, had set out on a journey to find the riches of El Dorado. They were on the way from the Maya baazar in Awadh to board the Whitby in Kolkata.
Return Of The Prodigal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man returns home for his father's funeral and he and his brother explore their conflicted childhood in pre independent British Guiana.
Racing With The Rain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,160. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Can one outrun the rain? Guyanese born Carl Dias receives news of his father augusto dying in Guyana. Back in Guiana, Carl belonged to the leftwing ruling party. His father, a businessman was in the Conservative party. Returning will reignite memories of the collapse of the political and social fabric of the colony, stoked by the Kennedy administration pressuring the Brits to oust the government.
B.G. Bhagee: Memories of a Colonial Childhood
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Melvin Perry. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
B.G. is British Guiana; Bhagee is a fiery local stew. Philippa was the second daughter in a family of six children growing up in mid-20th century in colonial Guyana. She recounts her Sisyphean trials growing up a Carrington in Lot 10, First Street, Georgetown -- from the women's battles to the neighbours that never wore clothes to the relatives who walked with their shoes in their hands.