Eusi Kwayana

 

Eusi Kwayana (pictured) is a Guyanese political activist. A cabinet minister in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government of 1953, he was detained by the British Army in 1954. Later he left the PPP to form African Society for Cultural Relations with Independent Africa (ASCRIA), a Pan-Africanist grassroots political group that, after a brief flirtation with the People’s National Congress (PNC) of Forbes Burnham, fused into the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). Here, Mr. Kwayana — at 89 years old — writes a poem for our Mothers and Daughters.