Gilbaka, I took your advice ... I am reading - Walk wit ... all ova Guyana _ Helena Martin. I am at p 262.
Coincidentally she lived on Stephen's Street in GT ... Hubby was born & lived there also. His family then moved to James Street as Helena. They never crossed path.
The places she named in the book so far, he remembers...
She refers to The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception as St. Mary's Cathedral. It was called St. Mary's Chapel ... I googled because hubby & I were not familiar with the name St. Mary's ... Hubby was baptized in the present Cathedral.
I detested she kept referring to East Indians as Coolie. She never explained to the readers ...
She made her point at the beginning of the book by explaining certain slang or phrases.
Never heard that only the EI were beggars in Guyana.
Will give more of my opinion when I finish reading the book.