Eusi Kwayana, a Guyanese leader who was active in forming several of the country’s political parties during its struggle for independence from Great Britain, has published his reflections on the Jonestown tragedy and its impact upon his country. A New Look at Jonestown: Dimensions from a Guyanese Perspective, published by Carib House in Los Angeles in 2016, has been reviewed numerous times, principally by South American and Caribbean writers. The reviews include:
- Jonestown: Race, Murder, And The Betrayal Of A Nation, The Gleaner (West Indies), March 27, 2016;
- Jonestown: Race, murder and betrayal of a nation, by Dr. Glenville Ashby, Newsday (Trinidad and Tobago), March 28, 2016;
- Jonestown Massacre Revisited, by Baytoram Ramharack, The Guyana Chronicle, March 28, 2016 (also appears in The Kaieteur News, also published in Guyana);
- Without Enchanted Followers: Eusi Kwayana’s Reconsideration of the Jonestown Fiasco, by Matthew Quest, The CNS Journal, April 10, 2016.
A description of the book by Rosaliene Bacchus, written in November 2015, appears on the Three World One Vision blog.
Two additional reviews appear in this edition of the jonestown report:
- New Book Offers First Guyanese Perspectives on Jonestown Tragedy: A Review, by Khaleel Mohammed
- Kwayana Book Captures Guyana – and Worldwide – Perspective, by Laura Johnston Kohl
A chapter from the book, Jonestown: A Caribbean/Guyanese Perspective, a Speech by Walter Rodney, is republished in this edition of the jonestown report. A second chapter, Jonestown Revisited, by Jan Carew, was published in the 2014 edition.