Author from Guyana Recounts His Struggles Growing Up Amidst Political Turmoil Jag B. Mahadeo describes his experiences through narratives, stories, and poems based on historical facts, personal ideas, and enduring memories

HOLBROOK, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A collection of stories of childhood memories and personal poems based on a young boy's actual experiences in No. 66 Village unfolds in the pages of author Jag B. Mahadeo's autobiographical book, The Heart of the Sun. It describes his life as a little boy growing up under the dictatorship of the 1970s. The real adventures and experiences defined his character as he grew up while being guided by some caring pillars in the countryside of Guyana.  The family atmosphere, which at the time consisted of the entire village, showed true human caring and unselfishness.

Stories about the author's life and times under a dictatorial regime in 1970s Guyana, South America portray the influence of some important and caring people in the community. He also features a few mind-poems, which tell of philosophical thoughts in flowing poetry. These narratives are memories of his childhood, fresh as if they had occurred only a few short years ago. "Those who shared of my childhood years will be pleasantly taken back to those days by the reality within my recollections," shares the author.  

Even though the political instability of the time led to much frustration and unique challenges which were highlighted by the banning of basic imported foods, the country setting in this Corentyne area was fun, creativity, and freedom. And the author recalls those fond, though difficult times through this engaging autobiography.

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About the Author

In addition to reading and writing, Jag Mahadeo enjoys playing basketball, biking, gardening, and testing his discipline in sticking to a weekly workout schedule. One of the summer activities he enjoys immensely is going to the beach. This he likes to do as early as he possibly can, so that he can enjoy the calm and solitude of the mornings, before it is shattered by the late arriving crowds.  

He left Guyana for New York City and because he came from a fairly quiet village, used to the country life, he found the size, hustle and bustle, and loudness of New York City to be impersonal and somewhat uncomfortable. His first job was on Canal Street in Manhattan. Ultimately his discomfort in NYC and his yearning to learn more led him to Long Island where he landed a new job. This opportunity allowed him to learn and apply his newfound engineering and machining skills. Here the kind owner gave him, a willing worker, the keys to the machine shop and 14-hour workdays. His greatest blessings and happiness came in the form of his son Avinash and daughter Vashti.

Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Paperback: $15.10; 212 pages; ISBN 978-1463413101

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