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by Margaret Bacon

  • Author: Margaret Bacon
  • ISBN: 095135650X
  • ISBN13: 978-0951356500
  • ePub: 1816 kb | FB2: 1799 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Hill House Publications (July 1988)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 652
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Journey to Guyana ePub download

Journey To Guyana book. Margaret Bacon has illumined by sensitive observation, gentle humour and intelligent interpretation one of the world's less well known corners

Journey To Guyana book. Margaret Bacon has illumined by sensitive observation, gentle humour and intelligent interpretation one of the world's less well known corners. The photographs, her own, enrich the feeling of exploration she so subtly sustains. The author writes of the original Amerindians, "decimated by the first Europeans"; descendants of African slaves, whose restlessness she understands because of their history; reserved, more sophisticated East Indians; cheery West Indians, and Portuguese.

Margaret Bacon has illuminated by sensitive observation, gentle humour and intelligent interpretation one of the world’s less well known corners

Guyana is a land rich in contrasts; it has huge rivers and vast, unexplored rainforests. Inland are craggy mountain ranges and great plateau mountains such as Mount Roraima, over nine thousand feet above sea-level, which inspired Conan Doyle to write The Lost World. Yet the coastal area, where over ninety percent of the population live, is a flat and muddy strip several feet below sea level at high tide. Margaret Bacon has illuminated by sensitive observation, gentle humour and intelligent interpretation one of the world’s less well known corners.

The author gives a vivid picture of the country's many-sided life: its multi-racial population and amazingly varied terrain. She describes her everyday domestic life in Guyana. She tells of adventure into the Interior and encounters with different races, analysing the problems which confront them. But behind all this she portrays a diverse people, full of resourcefulness, good humour and charm.

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Margaret Bacon was brought up in the Yorkshire Dales, and . Her subsequent books, including one children's novel, have all been fiction.

Margaret Bacon was brought up in the Yorkshire Dales, and educated at The Mount School, York and at Oxford. She taught history before her marriage to a Civil Engineer whose profession entailed much travel and frequent moves of house. She has two daughters and is now settled in Wiltshire.

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com User, May 12, 2000. This is an excellent book in terms of historical and geographic factors in guyana. The ethnic and cultural differences of the people in Guyana was written clearly. Recently Viewed and Featured

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Margaret Bacon has done something not many people can claim: Besting V. S. Naipaul. Bacon's memoir of her years in Guyana just when its weird ethnic and ideological feuds were starting up is much better than Naipaul's sullen take on the country, and better than Gimlette's more recent self-indulgent ramble as well.
It's very strange that this book has gotten so little credit. Bacon manages to be funny, smart and surprising on every page. Her brief description of building practices in Guyana actually helped me understand Mr. Biswas's doomed attempt to make a house for his family--and this book is full of insights like that, narrated with modest good humour.
This isn't your typical travel book or country guide, and shouldn't be read as such. The Guyana Bacon describes has changed in many ways (her description of the flight from London to Georgetown via prop plane warns you early on that these were different times) but the patterns of behavior by the different ethnic groups she describes so accurately are still at work. She describes all six groups without bigotry or condescension, a remarkable testament to her clarity of mind.
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This is an excellent book in terms of historical and geographic factors in guyana.The ethnic and cultural differences of the people in Guyana was written clearly.
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