Book: Oscar Ramjeet’s “From Errand boy to Solicitor-General”– a candid West Indian story

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)

oscar-ramjeet-bookRecently, 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.    

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On November 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I look forward to reading Ramjeet’s journey. The following excerpt from the review reminds us that we don’t have to be born into riches to achieve our dreams.

    “But, then there was [Ramjeet’s] father, a self-taught accounts clerk who got him a job, at the age of 12, as an errand boy in a leading law firm because he wanted his son to be a lawyer one day. Ramjeet’s father did not live to see him satisfy that ambition.”

    Congrats Oscar Ramjeet!

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