Minister Norton extends condolence on passing of Peter Kempadoo
The Honourable Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton extends sincere condolences to the relatives, friends and admirers of overseas-based Guyanese writer, Peter Kempadoo.
Kempadoo succumbed to a heart ailment on August 24, while at his home in England. He was 92-years-old. Kempadoo became the first Guyanese novelist of East Indian descent following the publication of his book, “Guyana Boy” in 1960.
Kempadoo migrated to the UK after marriage, and pursued a thriving career as a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He also worked at the Central Office of Information in London.
Kempadoo’s work remains an integral part of our nation’s Indo-Guyanese history, as it set the stage for many great East Indian writers to follow.