Book: The Sly Company Of People Who Care
Author: Rahul Bhattacharya
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: NO
This is my 78th read for the year
This is the story of a 26 year old journalist who flew from Bombay to live in Guyana. During his year long sojurn in Guyana, he recounts the different towns in the country and the people he meets. Written with a mix of Guyanese language it brings to life and paints the picture of the country from his point of view. He recounts his time panning for gold and diamonds with someone named Baby. The second part of the book delivers some Guyana political and social-cultural history. (this area of the world speaks English, but 30% of the people are Afro-Guyaese - decendents of slaves). The third part actually takes the narrator out of Guyana and on a trip with a woman to Venezuela.
This book was fine. It was a little slow moving, but if I put everything else aside and tried to absorb my thoughts all on reading this book- it actually had some redeeming qualities. I like the incorporation with the Guyanese language in with the writers. I liked the section about the history of Guyana the best of the three parts. IT was a little rambly, and I found myself putting it down more often than picking it up, however, it will stay my Guyana book.