Never read a book by Jan Carew. I notice Peepal & his Bio refers to Agricola/Rome as being in the County of Berbice. As far as i know Agricola/Rome is on the East Bank of Demerara.
Arriving between 1/30 - 2/14
While reading Jan Carew's memoir POTARO DREAMS two years ago I made this note:
## JAN CAREW [1920-2012]. “I carried in me the genes of masters and slaves, bondsmen and overseers, renegades, rebels, castaways and convicts.” Manaharva, Carib cacique from Kaituma Triangle. African princess from Benin sold to slavery by jealous relatives. Portuguese Sephardic Jews. German. Dutch. English. Scots. French convict from Devil’s Island. Charles Alan Percival-Carew --- of a wealthy English family. Maya --- Jan’s East Indian nursemaid to age 11, married at 10 years, 5 kids by 20. Migrated to Essequibo Coast to live with a daughter. Steven Armenius Robertson, Ian’s maternal grandad, founder and president of BG Teachers’ Association. Stephen Fitzroy Carew, Jan’s paternal uncle, owner of Carew and Sons Ltd General Store and Carew Sawmill in New Amsterdam. Jan Carew attended Berbice High School; motto “Homo sum, nihil humani mihi alienium [I am a man and nothing human is alien to me”. Principal Ben-O Yisu Das.
Carew spent part of his childhood in Agricola EBD. He attended the primary school. His mother taught there and his grandfather was the headteacher.