CHILDREN OF WATOOKA: A Story of British Guiana

Product no.: HP194

Steve Connolly

Step into an extraordinary and fascinating world … little known, but immensely remarkable and hollering for attention … formerly British Guiana, now Guyana. Learn about the country’s captivating history from before slavery/indenture through to modern times. Learn about some of its outstanding people both within/without the country.

Entwining history with people, the book is a ‘story of stories’. Over eighty-five people of five races have contributed to make fascinating reading.

Follow the stories of Guyanese people, as well as of ex-patriates from Britain, Canada, Holland and the U.S., and, particularly those of the Canadian Connolly family, as the centre of the more general story focuses throughout the middle of the twentieth century in the village of Watooka nestled in the former rainforest area of Mackenzie, now known as Linden.

The reader will also learn about the incredible and little known ties between Guyana and Canada and about the bauxite/aluminium industry. Working together, the two countries produced forty percent of the aluminium used by the Allies for airplane production to win WWII. Detailed dramatic stories of this, of torpedoed bauxite ships and of survivors prevail.

The unique and unsurpassed flora and fauna of the country are also highlighted so as to entrance the reader.

  • 228 x 152 mm
  • 344 pages
  • Hardback

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