Local writer launches book of adventures
“Story Time”, a collection of children stories by writer Maureen Rampertab, was launched on Friday at the National Library to coincide with Education Month and Amerindian Heritage Month.
It’s a book of stories that journey into the worlds of adventures, mysteries, fairytales, magic and dreams; stories that go back in time and beyond to myths and legends, the real life of today and tomorrow, the passion, the beliefs and the wishes that come from deep within a child’s heart.
The semi-formal proceedings were chaired by Mr. Ram of NCERD. There were addresses by Mrs. Leila Ramson – Chairwoman of Teaching Service Commission, and Mr. Damantha Mendis – legal expert from Sri Lanka, attached to the Caricom Secretariat.
Excerpts of stories were read by four University of Guyana students and a short speech was made by the Author.
Ms Rampertab was proud and happy. She spoke of her accomplishments so far. This is her second book and the first in a volume of stories for children.
Her debut book, “Butterflies in Paradise” was published last May to commemorate Indian Arrival Day.
Writing has always been a great passion that lives within, she said. She is a story teller whose vivid imagination crosses boundaries and transcends time to tell stories that touches the realms of life in this world.
As she endeavours to continue on her literary journey, she hopes very much that the books can attract the interest of people so local writing can be recognized.
The books have found a small market overseas in USA and Canada and there’s hope that they can reach the book festival in Asia.
Both books will be showcased at GuyExpo from September 27 in Guyana. They go on sale at bookstores and shopping centres countrywide next week.
A collection of love stories is planned for Valentine.