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The Godmother and Other Stories

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The lyrical yet unsentimental stories in this collection offer a portrait of the postcolonial experience of Guyanese citizens. Four decades of history, from the 1960s to the present, are covered through the experiences of the different characters, including Harold, who celebrates the triumph of his Indian-supported political party; Chuni, who encounters the revolutionary r ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
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Clare
A gift from Martin. Stories of 'Guyanese at home or in Britain and Canada'. A collection of short stories - not always an easy read but an interesting one. Stories of characters on the sidelines of historical events - such as the election of Guyanese Prime Minister, Cheddi Jagan.
Gloria
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gift from Lynn (thank you).

Fascinating collection of vignettes of a country and of experiences that truly are new to me -- yet are still resonant. (I think my only consciousness of Guyana, embarrassingly, is the Jonestown event...)

Found the latter two thirds truly beautiful.
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