She Rocks! Dr. Karen Ann King-Aribisala, Award Winning Novelist/Writer

Dr. Karen Ann King-Aribisala is a Guyanese-born novelist and short story writer who was raised in Nigeria. She is the daughter of the late Dr Kenneth, the former Minister of Economic Development, and Guyana’s Ambassador to the European Union, and  Joyce Miller King. Dr. King-Aribisala  left Guyana as a young child, moving with her parents to Nigeria.   She received an international education in Guyana, Barbados, Italy and at the London Academy for the Dramatic Arts in England. It was while studying … read more


Women in History: Beryl Agatha Gilroy (née Answick): Novelist, Teacher & First Black Headteacher in London

Dr. Beryl Agatha Gilroy (née Answick) was a novelist and teacher, and “one of Britain’s most significant post-war Caribbean migrants”. Born on August  30th, 1924 in Guyana (then British Guiana), she moved in the 1950s to the United Kingdom, where she became the first black head teacher to be appointed in the borough of Camden in London at Beckford Primary. Beryl  was born in Skeldon, Berbice, Guyana. She grew up in a large, extended family, largely under the influence of … read more


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