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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:212
  • eBook ISBN:9781667868516

My Journey, Unplanned

by Joan Seymour

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Family life in a colony during the last days of colonial system; social and educational aspects, travel and study in countries in Europe; diplomatic relations and international affairs; music and other personal interests.
Describes the author's years growing up in British Guiana, during the period prior to that country's independence in 1966. Her hopes to attend university in England but instead going to the University College of the West Indies in Jamaica. The effect of her father's career changes on her prospective job in the National Library in Georgetown; different future resulting from her move to France as a language assistant. Her return to Georgetown just prior to independence and her appointment to the Foreign Service. Description of her postings to major capitals, London, Ottawa and Caracas and to the UN General Assembly for two sessions. Depicts her life as a political analyst in the United Nations Secretariat, NY during her twenty five year career and associated travels. Shows her love for languages and travel and music, especially opera.
About the author
Joan Seymour grew up in British Guiana during the last years of its colonial status. Sh studied at the University College of the West Indies, Jamaica and later at the Sorbonne, France. She returned to the country just prior to Guyana's independence in 1966 and was selected for its Foreign Service. She served in the capitals of London, Ottawa and Caracas and with the Guyana Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. She subsequently enjoyed a career at the United Nations Secretariat in New York in the area of political analysis.
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