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Stories We Love! 10-year-old Poet, Aurelia Sue-Ann, is Youngest Published Author in Guyana

NEWS ROOM, GY – OCTOBER 21, 2018

Many famous writers began their career in their late teens or older, but at just 10-years-old Aurelia Sue-Ann is already grabbing attention with her talent. The student of Mae’s Primary School has become the youngest female to publish her book in Guyana. It is titled: “A little Poet’s World.”

Editor and publisher, Petamber Persaud lauded Aurelia’s understanding of issues that plague and grace childhood, not shying away from themes like freedom, fear, depression and self-confidence.

The book comprises 22 poems; she drew inspiration from her peers, her family and the books she read.

She grew up in the village of Success, East Coast of Demerara.

Many famous writers began their career in their late teens or older, but at just 10-years-old Aurelia Sue-Ann is already grabbing attention with her talent.

The student of Mae’s Primary School has become the youngest female to publish her book in Guyana. It is titled: “A little Poet’s World.”

Editor and publisher, Petamber Persaud lauded Aurelia’s understanding of issues that plague and grace childhood, not shying away from themes like freedom, fear, depression, and self-confidence.

The book comprises 22 poems; she drew inspiration from her peers, her family and the books she read.

She grew up in the village of Success, East Coast of Demerara.

10-year-old poet tackles deep topics of depression and freedomSusan Ibrahim, her mother, said her daughter was an avid reader from a tender age.

However, before becoming a writer, Aurelia was more fascinated with drawing and used it to express her thoughts.

“She always expressed herself through sketches and drawings – even these were just of sticks.

“She would constantly draw so I knew what emotions she was carrying at that moment,” Ibrahim noted.

Eventually, as Aurelia grew older, her friends requested that she explain her sketches – her first explanation was her first poem.

“My friends would usually come by and see my sketches but they wanted an introduction.

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