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LAUNCHING

THE SCATTERED JEWELS - A Collection of Children’s Stories from Guyana” by author, poet & playwright Evadne D’Oliveira

CARIBBEAN LAUNCH

Friday, March 5th, 2004, at 4PM, in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
For further information, contact Coordinator
Dr. Kenneth Khan at 246 426-3750 or 246 429-6039 (business hours) or at  kenkhan@cariaccess.com

NORTH AMERICAN LAUNCH

Friday, March 12th, 2004, at 6:30 PM, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at A Different Booklist, 746 Bathurst Street. For further information, contact owner
Itah Sadu
at 416 538-0889 or at info@adifferentbooklist.com

BACKGROUND

The Scattered Jewels” is a fabulous collection of enchanting folk tales that will appeal to both children and
the child within most adults. The author, Evadne D’Oliveira, was inspired to write this book from a profound
desire to present her children and all children of Guyana with their own legends. Little did she imagine at the
time just how universally appealing and enduring these legends would become. Evadne was born in Guyana
where she started writing at a young age; she has written a number of award-winning poems and short stories, some of which were published as far back as the late 1960s. “The Scattered Jewels” was produced as a stage
play in Guyana and toured the country garnering much critical acclaim. Evadne was a columnist and editor
for newspapers both in Guyana and the United Kingdom. Founder and President of Maranatha Stage
Productions, Evadne was also a founding member and President of Operation Blessing Guyana, which
was established in Canada to provide medical supplies, personnel and aid to disadvantaged people in
Guyana. She emigrated to Canada in 1979, is currently retired and resides in Toronto.

CONTACT/ORDERING INFORMATION

Evadne D’Oliveira may be contacted at evadnedoliveira@yahoo.ca  Accredited media may request review copies at lilla_maranatha@yahoo.ca
The Scattered Jewels” [ISBN 1-902115-42-2] published by Dido Press (www.akdpress.com), West Sussex, United Kingdom. £7.99 UK, $19.99
Can, $15.00 US, $30.00 BBD.