OPEN FORUM for READERS TO POST ENTRIES – JANUARY 2018

OPEN FORUM for READERS TO POST ENTRIES

JANUARY 2018

This page entry is a suggestion from one of our readers. It will always be located on the first page of this website. It will have a new BLOG ENTRY for every month.

It has been created to allow readers to post entries on ANY subject. This will widen the number and scope of subjects carried on this website, since they will be selected by you.

As a Contributor …..   PLEASE PUT A HEADLINE ON YOUR ENTRY.

Create your entry as a COMMENT to your entry. It could be an article or/and YouTube video. Make a short intro that leads to a link or PDF attachment. 

As a Reader  …. please attach your comments to the entry made by the Contributor.

If an entry creates a lot of interest then we may set it up  as a separate entry on this website. Note that Contributors can send in their entries to me with photos etc, for publication as entries to the website. You do not have to use your real name to submit entries.

Thanks for your support. Looking forward to your entries.

Cyril Bryan. Editor.

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Comments

  • Ron Saywack  On December 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    WELCOME TO JANUARY 2018

    I hope everyone reading this blog, and the few who are intrepid enough to leave a comment, has had a great 2017. I’d like to see more readers across the spectrum jump into the fray to share their views. That can and will help the site grow and become more popular on a global scale.

    I’d like to particularly thank Cy for all the hard work he has put in over the years to augment the site. I’d also like to thank those who have made contributions toward the continued success of Guyanese Online. May 2018 bring you and your families much happiness and fulfilled dreams; and maybe the powers that be come to their senses to avoid war so that our children and grandchildren can grow up to live on a peaceful planet.

    Cheers, Ron.

  • Ron Saywack  On December 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    To Cyril and All:

    I wish to take this moment to wish you and your families a safe and pleasant evening as you celebrate the New Year.

    Peace.

    • guyaneseonline  On December 31, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Hello Ron:
      Thank you for the New Years Greetings.
      Many Happy Returns to you and your Family.

      We all hope that 2018 is a Healthy and very Successful year for everyone.

      Cyril

  • Ron Saywack  On January 2, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Subject: The Death of Walter Rodney – By Eusi Kwayana

    Eusi Kwayana (formerly Sidney King) is a living Guyanese legend. At almost 93 years of age, his mind is still as sharp as a whip. Born in Lusignan, he moved to Buxton when he was 7 and became a school teacher when he was only 15.

    He was also deeply involved in Guyanese politics and served his constituents and country with distinction over the span several decades.

    Below, the legend discusses the 1980 death (assassination) of Dr. Walter Rodney:

  • Ron Saywack  On January 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Subject: Nuclear War – The USA vs North Korea

    The winds of war are gaining in velocity and the world must galvanize to slow or stop it altogether. A nuclear exchange would be a veritable nightmare. Trump and Kim Jong Un must come to their senses, if at all possible.

    The two little men talking about the size of their respective nuclear button is pure madness. Do they have a clue what the aftermath of a detonated nuclear bomb will be like? The ones used at Nagasaki and Hiroshima were like toy guns compared to high-powered machine guns. The American Congress must take action to rein in Trump at this critical hour.

    Complacency is not optional. Trump’s obsession with Twitter could lead to war. It is time someone took that phone away from him.

  • guyaneseonline  On January 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    New volume of short stories By Ottawa author Cyril Dabydeen

    News Dec 14, 2017 by John Curry Ottawa East News

    Cyril Dabydeen has written a new collection of short stories.
    My Undiscovered Country is the eighth collection of fictional short stories for the former poet laureate of Ottawa (1984 to 1987) and long time Sandy Hill resident.

    Known as a “short story master,” the latest volume of stories centres on his life as an immigrant from Guyana and the Caribbean, interspersed with the urban landscape of Canada and in particular Ottawa, where he has lived for decades.

    The stories feature a strong narrative style that encompasses fantasy and reality as ethnic and cultural roots commingle. They reflect the merging of the tropics and the temperate.

    My Undiscovered Country features stories by the Guyana-born Dabydeen that include gritty poetic descriptions and finely ironic twists, as he confronts his Asian and Caribbean-South American identity with his experience of life in Canada. In each of his stories, he delves deeply into his characters’ feelings and psyches. He challenges the reader to explore with him, finding out who we truly are, where we come from and where we are going. His characters depict a range of ideas associated with the human and natural environment.

    This latest collection of stories by Cyril Dabydeen follows upon such books as My Multi-Ethnic Friends by Guernica Publications, Berbice Crossing by Peepal Tree Press of the U.K., North of the Equator, My Brahmin Days, Black Jesus and other Stories and Jogging in Havana. He has also written full-length novels such as Drums of My Flesh, which was the winner of the Guyana Prize and was a 2007 nominee of the IMPAC-Dublin Prize.

    His work has appeared in over 60 literary magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been a guest at the International Conference on the Short Story in both Europe and North America.

    In addition, Dabydeen has taught creative writing at the University of Ottawa for many years.
    My Undiscovered Country, published by Mosaic Press, is available at Books at Beechwood.

    The new book and its stories have been featured on Carleton University’s CKCU radio in a two-part series, which aired on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 under the title Cyril Dabydeen’s Undiscovered Country.

    In this radio series, host Dr. Lloyd Stanford was in conversation with Dabydeen about the place of this newest collection of short stories in his literary output, which includes seven other collections of short stories, over 10 collections of poetry and four novels. Dabydeen also did an on-air reading, displaying the engaging delivery and sonorous baritone voice for which he is known.

    Reviews of My Undiscovered Country have praised Dabydeen for his “distinctly cross-cultural imagination” and have identified him as “one of Canada’s most popular postcolonial writers.”

    byJohn Curry
    John Curry is the news editor of the Stittsville News.
    Email: john.curry@metroland.comFacebookTwitter

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