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GUYANESE NEWSMAKERS FOUR:PROFESSOR CLEM SEECHARAN -with Lainy Malkani

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GUYANESE NEWSMAKERS FOUR .PROFESSOR CLEM SEECHARAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH LAINY MALKANI,Journalist.

OCTOBER 4TH 2017

THE GUYANA HIGH COMMISSION 6.30 FOR 7.00

Clem Seecharan is one of the best modern historians of Guyanese origin. He has already been awarded the Elsa Goveia Prize considered to be Caribbean History’s‘Nobel Prizefor his superb book on Jock Campbell. Sweetening Bitter Sugar: Jock Campbell, the Booker Reformer in British Guiana 1934-1966 published in 2005.

Later in October he will be honoured with a DLitt from the University of the West Indies. Tonight we garland him on the eve of a landmark conference at the University of London to mark a century since the end of Indian Indentureship in Guyana.

Clem’s oeuvre is wide ranging from the history of cricket in Guyana and the West Indies (he is currently writing three volumes for the Hand in Hand history series) to the early Indo-Guyanese experience. His next and no doubt controversial book-a critical biography of Dr Cheddi Jagan is due to be published in 2018 on the centenary of his birth.

'Seec', is a graduate of Queen’s College, the University of Guyana, McMaster University(Canada) and the University of Warwick. He was head of Caribbean Studies at the London Metropolitan University.

Professor Seecharan will be in conversation with the distinguished author and former BBC journalist Lainy Malkani, who made the critically acclaimed two part BBC Radio Four documentary ‘Sugar,Saris and Green Bananas’ which explored her Indo-Guyanese heritage. The programmes inspired her to publish a collection of short stories Sugar,Sugar; Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers about the journey, settlement and aspirations of indentured Indians and their descendents across five continents (Hope Road Publishing 2017)


THE EVENING WILL START AT 7.00 THOUGH PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME.REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY £10 ON THE DOOR TO COVER DRINKS AND REFRESHMENTS.

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