I was born and brought up in Guyana where I was based until 1987. As Indo-Guyanese Caribbean now living in the UK, I consider myself part of the Caribbean Diaspora located in Europe and North America. My religious heritages include Islam, Hinduism and Christianity – Caribbean style: meaning a variety of religious impulses. I embody polydoxy!
I have lived, studied and worked in Guyana, Jamaica, Grenada, Curacao, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. From 1999 to 2009, I have lived and worked in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I now reside and work in London. Like so many other members of the Caribbean Diaspora, “home” has a strange ring as it continues to be “elsewhere” for me!
In the Caribbean I have been involved in a variety of ministries, including community development work in Guyana and Grenada and ecumenical theological education in Guyana, Grenada and Curacao.
My academic qualifications include a BA degree in theology (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica), an MA in theology and Caribbean Literature (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica) and a PhD in Theology, Ecumenism and Missiology (University of Utrecht).
I am an avid cricketer, who gets excited over Bob Marley, big screens and good films, authentic Rum Punch [that is, Grenadian Style], good Caribbean Curry (largely creolised) and, of course the ever elusive Anancy (patron saint of the Caribbean).
I am the eldest of eight siblings (seven brothers and one sister). My parents (now deceased), along with three brothers and my sister (and their families) wisely remained in Guyana. My other siblings and their families live in the USA and the Bahamas. My extended family is scattered across land and water…I am married to Leonora and we are the parents of Philip and William. The other member of our family is Loki (pronounced Lucky) our Border terrier.