Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Minimalism for Beginners. The Economics of Oil and Gas. - Apr 2024

There is a great podcast about Jonestown to understand the tragic event. Guyanese don't like to talk about it because that was a horrific tragedy perpetrated by Americans against Americans. I would recommend following the visit Guyana Instagram page; I've learned many things about Guyana by following that. - Sep 2020

Wild Coast, by John Gimlette (2011). The book technically covers the entire Guianas region, but is heavily weighted toward Guyana (British Guyana) over Suriname and French Guyana. - Aug 2019

I didn't know of any but don't bother reading anything about Jonestown, it's not a big deal here and no one really cares. You can visit if you like but it's pretty much grown over and not much to see aside from being able to say you were there. - Apr 2014

Great book by a British author (available on Amazon) called Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge.It covers all the "Guianas"--British, Dutch and French. Part travelogue, part history lesson and part social commentary, it is very readable. - Mar 2012

The Bradt Guide to Guyana (even though already a bit out of date). - Feb 2010

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