Profile- Roy Brummell: Teacher, Artist, Folklorist – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Roy Brummell is a man of many parts. He is a writer, teacher, folklorist and artist and if he is the mood he can even paint a house with many beautiful colors.
Roy was born at Dartmouth Village in the Essequibo coast of Guyana and he went to school there. His mom Burley and his dad Joel Headley Brummell worked hard to provide for and to educate the family. Roy attended St. Barnabas and Darmouth Government Schools. He said that his teachers played an important role in his life. Sidney Williams, the sports teacher, lived across the street and he would encourage Roy to take an active role in sports. Cyril Sewsankar was the reading teacher and he would send across reading materials that included magazines and newspapers and the Reader’s Digest. Continue reading