DEMERARA SUGAR. CHILDHOOD ON A SUGAR PLANTATION.

Oakville: Rock's Mills Press, 2020. First edition. Paperback. 175p., photos, wrps. New. Item #195381

In "Demerara Sugar", author Pam Walters provides a child's-eye view of British Guiana -- the British Empire's only foothold on the South American continent -- that is by turns poignant, humorous and insightful.

The colony's sugar plantations were integral to the economy of the Empire. Expatriate English, Scots and Irish managed a plantation economy only possible with the work of field labour and a colonial society of merchants, teachers and government officialdom.

"All are childhood memories and what I gleaned from Kitchen-talk and word-of mouth stories from the people around me at the time," the author writes of the sources of her narrative. "[Those people] were the descendants of slaves who had been taken to Enmore from the slave ships and whose families had always lived there."

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