The National Gallery at Castellani House was once again the scene of another important event in Guyanese letters when it hosted the launching of two new books: Selected Poems of Egbert Martin, edited by David Dabydeen and The Berbice Uprising, 1763 by AJMcR Cameron (Anna Benjamin). [...]The collection of poems by Egbert Martin (c.1861 - 1890) who published under the name of "Leo" is a rediscovery. He was the best of the black poets writing anywhere in the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, may be described as the first native West Indian poet of substance, and certainly the first known to have published two books of verse and one of short stories. [...]
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