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Reynold Burrowes

This is the story of one man’s return to Guyana, the land of his youth. His return was thirty-five years in the making, back to the country he never expected to leave; a place he thought would always be home.

Reynold Burrowes travelled to Guyana with several former classmates who, like him, were Guyanese expats hoping to reconnect with family members and old friends. The visit exceeded all expectations and was both eye-opening and overwhelming.

They witnessed with great pride how the former British colony had made much progress. There was a dynamic tempo to daily life and an air of industriousness and optimism. But, despite their best efforts to re-engage, they felt increasingly like outsiders, desperately trying to envision their former selves in this now unfamiliar land.

This memoir tells a familiar tale of those who dream of returning ‘home’ some day, but whose nostalgic voyage of discovery isn’t always what they hoped it would be.


“My old friend Reynold Burrowes is a Guyanese who, like so many, left his home country in search of something new. This is a soul-touching and sometimes tearful memoir of his return home decades later, with all the happiness and guilt to be found in a Prodigal Son.”

Michael Dobbs, Lord Dobbs of Wylye, Author and British politician

  • 216 x 138 mm
  • 156 pages
  • Paperback

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