Author hopes to inspire youths

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In an effort to encourage and inspire young writers in Guyana, Guyanese Author Albert Cumberbatch today presented four of his books to the National Library.

Nadine Moore, Deputy Chief Librarian receiving the books from Guyanese Author Albert Cumberbatch.

The educator and author said it is his hope that the books presented to the library will enable others to use his journey, as a way to branch out and create a name for themselves.

“I feel that it could be important to the young people because I was a poor young boy in this country at one time and I know the aspirations and dreams of a poor young boy. I happened to have read a lot in those days and maybe there are children today who have dreams and may be inspired by reading about the experience of another Guyanese,” Cumberbatch told the Department of Public Information, following the handing over ceremony.

The educator said after lecturing in the science field for a number of years he turned to his true passion of writing which saw him penning his trilogy – Boogie Days, The Killing of Girlie Moonsammy and Jumbie Story among others works.

Nadine Moore, Deputy Chief Librarian thanked Cumberbatch for his donation to the library and expressed the hope that the author will continue to support the institution.


Guyanese Author Albert Cumberbatch displaying his books.


By: Neola Damon


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