QC Alumni Association (Toronto) – Book Launch for Dorothy Irwin and Dr. Frank Birbalsingh – July 9, 2017

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Comment  from Kemahl Khan, Vice-President of QCAA (Toronto Chapter)    

 “Years of High Hopes: A Portrait of British Guiana 1952-56 ….” by Dorothy Irwin, daughter of Howard Irwin who taught Biology at QC in the ’50’s when I (Kemahl) attended. She was born in Guyana but was raised in NY where she now lives. Her father and mother lived in the QC compound. I haven’t read her book, but it tells, I think, of her parents’ experiences in British Guiana, inter alia, with QC (if I may surmise) at the centre.

The book was recently launched in Georgetown, Guyana.

Mr. Donald Trotman, in his review as reported in the March 20, 2017 issue of Kaieteur News, suggested that the book could be divided into four categories- autobiography, biography, history, social and political. To quote Trotman: ‘the book encompasses the genres of both traditions -of letter writing and diary keeping’.

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