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Guyanese literary icon Jan Carew dies



Guyanese literary icon Jan Carew dies

Written by Denis Scott Chabrol   – Demerara Waves
Friday, 07 December 2012 23:13

                                                                                         Jan Carew

Renowned Guyana-born literary icon, Professor Jan Carew has died. He was 92 years old.

Speaking to Demerara Waves Online News ( ) from the United States, his daughter, Shantoba Carew said he died of natural causes at midnight Wednesday 5 December at his home in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America.

Asked how she best remembered her father, Shantoba said: “He had a unique perspective on what it is to have a mission in life because every decade he seemed to have a new career but the goal is always the same to have done something in life.” The only continuous career he had, she said, was being a writer but in the latter part of his life he was regarded as an academic.  Continue reading