Collage of Life

It is a surest sign of maturity when a people begins to represent themselves and their environment decidedly from their own points of view. Dr. Carmen Subryan’s books center on Linden, up the Demerara River in Guyana, South America, beginning long before it ever recognized itself as Linden, or even as a single community. Her work constitutes a distinctive addition to the Guyanese and Caribbean repertoire of ourselves. The ten short stories in this text, the latest in a series of books, present a collage of life in this significant part of our world and deepen the author’s engagement in this fluvial community.