Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General”– a candid West Indian story
Kaieteur News – Book Review by Sir Ronald Sanders
(The reviewer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto)
Recently, it has become fashionable for Caribbean achievers to write memoirs. I applaud this trend. So much distorted and often jaundiced material has been written about Caribbean countries, their history and events by persons from outside the region that a book, reflecting on life in the region by a Caribbean person is a most welcome development.
Such books bring a more intimate view and authentic perspective of the region and its peoples.
Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General” is remarkable for its broad sweep through the Caribbean – from Guyana in the South to the US Virgin Islands in the North. It is peppered with the politics and the personalities in each of them, as experienced up-close by a consummate chronicler of events.