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23 March 2007

The Proverbs of Guyana explained: a personal journey - preview
When I was a girl of about eight years old I had to recite a poem before the congregation at Clarkson Memorial Congregational Church in Georgetown, British Guiana
  • In those days we were all children of the British Empire, on which the sun never set
  • At that time, most people of African descent would be members of the Congregational Church because Hermanus Post, the Dutch owner of Plantation de Ressouvenir, in Demerara, appealed for someone to Christianise his slaves, and the London Missionary Society replied
  • The poem went like this:

    Joyce Trotman, Purley & Sutton MM

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