‘From seedtime to Harvest’ launches today


RENOWNED educationist and former Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Guyanese Carmen Jarvis, now 92, will today launch her autobiography, “From seedtime to Harvest…an account of my life and times”, at the Georgetown Club on Camp Street, beginning at 17:30 hours.A review of the book was done by renowned professor David Dabydeen. In the preface of the book, the following words are written: “Apart from allowing us insights into her personal drive to achieve, Mrs. Jarvis’ autobiography offers invaluable glimpses into the condition of British Guianese society from the 1930s.”

Professor Vibert Cambridge is guest speaker at today’s event, while the author will be introduced by Mrs. Evelyn Hamilton.

Mrs. Carmen Jarvis retired as UNESCO Secretary General twelve years ago at the age of 80, after experiencing a full professional life. In an article in the Guyana Chronicle of December 25th, 2004, just after her retirement, she was quoted as saying that the feeling would be wonderful “waking up one day and telling myself, ‘I have nothing to do today’.”

She, however, added that even at that age, “If anything comes my way, I am definitely going to take it.”