by Krishna A. Samaroo
Krishna A. Samaroo's novel The Nowherians is set against the dawn of T&T's Independence. What happens when children are uprooted and sent to live with relatives in the country? This book pays homage to the old time days. It pays tribute to grandmothers the world over,
"Japan-based motivational speaker and youth advocate Juleus Ghunta has stepped into the realm of published poet with the release of his first poetry chapbook, The Way I Learned to Ignore. Several of his poems centre on his experiences of childhood. As a result they are brief, stark and poignant with longing. Occasionally, he delves into political commentary but in the main, The Way I Learned to Ignore is a catalogue of Ghunta’s own challenging past...
Ghunta was born in Jamaica and studied at the University of the West Indies, where he earned
a B.A. in Media and History. At the time he wrote poems as catharsis, but now poetry plays an integral role in his advocacy and motivational presentations.
The persona is these poems is usually a child, but a child who speaks with surprising self-awareness. Ghunta’s own history suggests a similar kind of self-possession. At the age of twelve, he created the concept of D.R.E.A.M.R.I.G.H.T. This is the concept behind his motivational and transformational speeches."
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