Scars of Bondage

Scars of Bondage: A First Study Of the Slave Colonail Experience of Africans in Guyana, by Tchaiko Kwayana and Eusi Kwayana
Banned and confiscated upon its initial publication in Guyana in 1973, this groundbreaking study of slavery by Tchaiko and Eusi Kwayana was eventually republished there twenty-five years later, but, until now, it has never been published in North America. In this remarkable work, the authors explore the social and economic violence visited upon Africans in Guyana from the period of enslavement to emancipation and the self-organized establishment of collectivized villages by Africans after emancipation—fourteen years before the Communist Manifesto was written!
This newly expanded 50th anniversary edition includes the complete original text, Eusi Kwayana’s afterword to the 1998 Guyana edition, a new foreword by Modibo Kadalie, and several appendices of insightful supplemental material, including an essay on the 1763 Berbice Revolution, two recent speeches by Eusi Kwayana, and a fascinating transcribed conversation between Eusi Kwayana and William C. Anderson.

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