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Tuesday, 12 June 2007

"Rodney did not sleep to dream"

Rodney died in 1980, a mere twenty-seven years ago. It is quite remarkable that in such short historical time, a generation would become virtually oblivious to Walter Rodney's intellectual stature, his political contribution to the struggle for democracy in Guyana, and his approach to politics that transcended narrow, racial mobilization and class elitism. Rodney did not sleep to dream but dreamed to change Guyana. The question is why would there be such ignorance about Rodney's monumental contribution in his country of birth?

--In the week of the 27th anniversary of Walter Rodney's assassination, Linden Lewis writes a short essay in the Stabroek News on historical forgetfulness and Rodney's legacy.

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