Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sharon Maas comes to Karanambu

Sharon Maas   
is a very accomplished Guyanese writer. 
She is the author of "Of Marriageable Age", the first book we ever gave Diane. It became one of Di's favorites too! As it also happens, Sharon is a very dear friend of Salvador's! They spent years together traveling as adolescents and young adults. And although it had been 30 years since they last saw each other, Sharon and Andrea had been corresponding. Sharon was returning to Guyana after several years to visit her Mother, Eileen Cox.
"Coxy" (as she is known to those who love her), is also a very well know Guyanese writer.  At the age of 94, she has finally retired from writing her weekly newspaper column, “Consumer Concerns” which appeared each week in the Sunday Stabroek News. 

There was such excitement the day that Sharon was due to arrive!!!
So after 30 years, and months of emailing back and forth, Sharon arrived at Karanambu! 
These two friends share so much history, it was just so wonderful to see them exchange their excitement for the present and the future!
And though many things had changed, and both of them had grown so much, the ability to communicate and share their thoughts and dreams was very much present.
We had long discussions about the Karanambu Trust. A writers workshop might be an excellent way to preserve the traditional Amerindian stories of the Makushi from the surrounding communities! Oh, the possibilities are just ENDLESS!
This may have been a long time coming, but the reconnection has been made and will absolutely continue! We already have plans for the next visit!

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