Donald Ramotar once asked me what is “the poetic essence of history”.
In a letter in the Kaieteur News, published several years ago, long before he became President, Donald Ramotar, inquired about something I wrote in one of my columns, “the poetic essence of history.” I didn’t reply. I felt if I had defined the term, it would not have made an ounce of difference to Ramotar.
I didn’t offer a definition because (at the time) I felt Ramotar had become disrespectful of the poetic essence of history when in a conversation at Bakewell’s, he bluntly told me that the giant of a woman, Andaiye, a founding member of the Working People’s Alliance, was racist against Indian people. Continue reading