BAUXITE, SUGAR AND MUD: MEMORIES OF LIVING IN COLONIAL GUYANA 1928-1944

Author: Patricia Wendy Dathan

Synopsis: Life in a Canadian bauxite-mining camp surrounded by tropical rainforest, where a small group of Northerners do their best to cope cheerfully with heat, snakes, wartime restrictions, and tragedies.

All my memories begin where the river flows past the wharf-like Stelling where we used to swim, past the airy house on stilts where we used to live, past the hospital where I was born and the bauxite plant and office where my father used to work, past the cricket field at Cockatara where my first world ends. Down and past us, the Demerara flows through the green rainforest where the tangled roots of the mangrove come down to the riverside to drink, down to the city of Georgetown and out to the wide muddy sea.

Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir

Published in: 2006

No. of Pages: 220

ISBN: 9781896754451