Guyanese Author

JacquelineSmartt

05 Jan: GGR Book Club: Navigators Travel to Guyana by Jacqueline Smartt

Navigators Travel to Guyana gives a taste of what Guyana has to offer to its readers, and it is the follow up to Navigators Travel to Barbados written by Howard Liverpool. This time our intrepid explorers travel to Guyana and learn about the history and geography of the country. They also sample some of the local cuisine and have a scary encounter with a ram sheep. It’s a children’s book geared to kids from ages…

The Secret Life of Winnie Cox

22 Oct: GGR Book Club: The Secret Life of Winnie Cox: Slavery, forbidden love and tragedy & more books by Sharon Maas

Winnie Cox lives a privileged life of dances and dresses on her father’s sugar cane plantation. Life is sweet in the kingdom of sugar and Winnie along with her sister Johanna, have neither worries nor responsibilities, they are birds of paradise, protected from the poverty in the world around them. But everything can change in a heartbeat….When Winnie falls in love with George Quint, the post-office boy, a ‘darkie’ from the other side, she soon finds herself…

The Slipper

20 Sep: GGR Book Club: The Slipper – by Amanda Sohan

The Slipper is a classic tale of love and loss portrayed in the most unconventional style. Included are lovable, colorful characters such as Meetu, Vishnu, maa and baap who’s humor infuses a serious subject matter in a very unique, warm and touching manner. What happens when a headstrong teen falls for an unsuitable suitor? What becomes of her future when her strict parents desire another path? And what ensues years later when Meetu’s past catches…

The Adventures Of Lucy And Brown Boy

18 Sep: GGR Book Club: The Adventures Of Lucy And Brown Boy (ebook) by Lisa Punch

The Adventures Of Lucy And Brown Boy – Lucy is a young girl who loves adventure but lost her dog Brown Boy. This book also includes a fun coloring section as well as learning questions from the book. The Adventures Of Lucy And Brown Boy ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Lisa Punch was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana and migrated to the United States of America at the age of 21. She writes poetry, songs and…

I Want To Live Again

17 Sep: GGR Book Club: I Want to Live Again by Queen Hadassah

“I Want to Live Again” is about a woman’s struggle to make it in America after immigrating from Guyana in South America. It deals with issues which she had to overcome to survive in Brooklyn,New York. The stories are all true but names have been changed to protect the identities of relatives and close friends. The events take place in urban settings and they are not typical of all immigrants. The book shows that anyone…

Danielle Blaq

11 Sep: GGR Book Club: Poetry Collection Based On A Love Story by Danielle Blaiq

Writing poetry and short stories since the tender age of 7 years old, aspiring music artist Danielle BlaiQ opens her private collection of heartfelt expression to the world in Based On A Love Story. Best described as ‘love at first sight for the heart and mind’, this collection of poetry unfolds revealing the beautiful imperfections found in a young woman on her journey to defining womanhood. Honored for her lyrical illustrations, bold reflections, and vulnerable…

The Storm Within

10 Sep: GGR Book Club: The Storm Within: An Anthology by C Nadya Agard

ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Storm Within is a collection of poems that touch on various life themes. The emotional drama of life is expressed in themes ranging from romantic love to love of God and includes others such as joy, rejection,pain, childhood, parenthood, and emotional turmoil. The work is titled after one of the poems in the book. It was chosen because the book reflects life as it is often experienced, but rarely expressed—life as…

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20 Aug: GGR Book Club: The Black Man Drought by Lorraine Jonelle Stephens

An insightful, bold exploration into the disappearance of African American men, The Black Man Drought is upfront about the issues plaguing them. From drugs to jail to interracial dating and homosexuality, this sometimes funny, sometimes serious, sometimes sassy in your face narrative forces an internal look into the choices of Black men and how they affect the whole community. The Black Man Drought: An answer to where all the brothers have gone and how to…

The Stone of Fire: Secrets

20 Aug: GGR Book Club: The Stone of Fire: Secrets by Rebecca Ramnauth

Four diamonds—the Stone of Fire, the Stone of Water, the Stone of Air, and the Stone of Earth—have all been stolen. Their absence could lead to the mass destruction of Iliana’s dimension and the mortal world. Can Iliana alter the dangerous path of the world’s most certain future? Fifteen-year-old Iliana’s to-do list did not include being sucked into another dimension called Airafia with a guy named Stephon. When she’s asked to go on a mission…

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19 Aug: GGR Book Club: Jumping Ship (Island Hopping Series) By Janice G. Ross

The year was nineteen seventy-five. Barren couple, Pearl and Edward Riley stumbled upon a newborn baby girl. Her cries could only be heard by a true mother, which Pearl immediately became. Bundled up with their new child, they discovered a parcel of artifacts and a scribbled note that read: Sakkara. Pregnant seamstress, Petrina Dugal, became a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She ran away from a brutish husband, Roger, and a well-loved South American…