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date: 01 October 2020

Rohlehr, Gordon locked

(1942– ), essayist, literary critic, and Guyanese professor,
  • Emilio Jorge Rodríguez


was born in Berbice, Guyana on 20 February 1942 to Herman Johanis Rohlehr, the superintendent of the Boys Reform School, and Iris Craig, a teacher in an Anglican primary school. On 12 December 1970 Gordon married Betty-Ann Ottley and together they had a daughter, Donna, and a son, Dike.

Rohlehr carried out his studies at Queens College in Georgetown, Guyana. In 1961 he began studying at the University College of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica and graduated in 1964 with a first-class Honors Degree in English Literature. That same year he travelled to England to continue his studies through a UWI Overseas Postgraduate Award. Shortly after, in 1967, Rohlehr obtained a Doctorate in English Literature from Birmingham University with his thesis: “Alienation and Commitment in the Works of Joseph Conrad.”

In December 1966 the Caribbean Artists Movement CAM was created by Edward Kamau Brathwaite from Barbados John ...

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