Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Guyana's Seawall Girl

Guyana's Seawall Girl
A Biographical Novel - Coming Soon @

It’s exhilarating to remember some of the lyrics of Neil Diamond’s song – America.

We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream
On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again
They’re coming to America

Guyana’s seawall was built by the Dutch.  It stretches hundreds of miles along the coastline of the Republic of Guyana to prevent the low lands from flooding by the Atlantic Ocean.  To many Guyanese this wall has come to represent hope.  Lives are shaped on the beach it encircles.  That’s where lovers have dates to pledge their love, build dreams, and make promises.  Truthfully, not all the dreams come true, but there’s a realization that some of them will bear good fruit and have prosperous lives.  These are those relationships that succeed.  The title of this book, Guyana’s Seawall Girl attests to these phenomena.    

This story has a moral lesson which runs through it.  On closer examination we must conclude that the main characters – Kevin, Gwen, and Billy weren’t bad people.  In the beginning we’re given insights about their upbringing.  The families portrayed were raised with Christian values and moral beliefs.  In their faith they prayed to Almighty God for guidance in their daily lives.  Yet, one is struck by the political and social revolution in Guyana, and how coming to America played a part in influencing their future lives.

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