Judaman Seecoomar was born on the Lusignan Plantation, Demerera County Guyana in 1932. Despite his stepfathers’ refusal to allow him to continue with his education beyond the age of 12, he studied independently and eventually qualified as a teacher. In 1962 Judaman left for England, fearful of the effects of the growing racial violence in Guyana. In his 30’s Judaman completed a BA in International Relations and later an MA in Urban Education, both from the university of London. He became deputy head of South Kilburn High School in the early 1980s. After the premature deaths of his son Rohan in 1988 and his second wife, Judith in 1990 Judaman focussed on his passion for his homeland and his desire to search for methods of resolving the legacy of racial conflict left by colonialism which had caused him and many others to leave.
From 1955 onwards, when the anti-colonial movement split into competing ethni...