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· May, 2008

Stories about Guyana from May, 2008

Guyana: Identity Crisis?

Signifying Guyana blogs about her “personal struggle with a hyphenated identity”.

Guyana: We the Bloggers

“You know that feeling you get when somebody compliment you but they slip in a few digs, so you end up puzzled?” A newspaper editorial compares news-blogs and traditional media,...

Guyana: Copyright Laws

Signifyin’ Guyana comes across an article on copyright laws in Guyana that “made (her) jaw drop.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica: Chanderpaul's Heroics

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes cricket commentator Tony Cozier on Shivnarine Chanderpaul's “heroics” vs. Australia, adding: “The energy from Sabina Park was unbelievable. Really bummed I wasn’t there.”

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine gives a lesson in the roots of calypso music.

Jamaica, Guyana: “Creole Gang”

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp features a poem by Guyanese writer Rooplall Monar.

Guyana: Looking for Poetry

Signifyin’ Guyana posts a piece by John Agard to illustrate the things to look for in a poem.

Guyana: Living Life

News of Guyana-Gyal‘s family and a few presents that they have sent her from abroad cause her to be “simply livin’ and appreciatin’.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: A Beautiful Writer

Trinidad and Tobago-based litblog Antilles quotes Margaret Busby's obituary of the late Guyanese novelist Roy A.K. Heath.

Trinidad & Tobago: Hijacked for Water

“With cutlasses at their necks, truck drivers are being hijacked by desperate villagers to deliver water to certain parts of the country…”: Blogging from Trinidad & Tobago, thinks that...

Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica: Rice Row

Bajan Global Report says that Jamaica and Guyana have come to an agreement after their recent rice row.

Jamaica, Guyana: The Jaguar

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by Guyanese writer Abdhur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson.

Guyana: And The Winner Is…

Guyana-Gyal reveals the secret to winning and getting away with it.

Guyana, USA: Speaking With Soul

Signifyin’ Guyana is enjoying reading a book about Ebonics, but says: “If I ketch any one of my students writing that way, he or she gon get a straight up...

Guyana: The Art of Blogging

“I feel at home in my language–this brash, sexy combination of Standard-American-slang-Guyanese-creolese in which I speak and write. I own it. I am comfortable in it. I have no problem...

Guyana: Hot Like Pepper

Guyana-Gyal‘s mother is making her famous pepper sauce – and asks her to go out and buy the “Secret Ingredient”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Remembering Mittelholzer

“Before VS Naipaul or Samuel Selvon or Derek Walcott, there was Mittelholzer, who is regarded as one of the first professional novelists from the English-speaking Caribbean”: Trinidadian blogger Andre Bagoo...

Guyana: Stop. Think. Change.

“If we want change, the first step towards it is to think”: The discovery of “a strange idea” leads Guyana-Gyal to be the change she wants to see.

Jamaica, Guyana: The Life of Das

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the life and work of Guyanese poet Mahadai Das, and features one of her poems.

Guyana: The Conversation Tree

Guyana-Gyal tells the story of The Conversation Tree.

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