The Mittelholzer Foundation (http://www.mittelholzer.org/forum/) is an online forum designed to bring all Guyanese together. We want to facilitate discussions on how we can move forward from blaming different ethnicities and political parties for the current state of affairs to building a united nation, filled with promise and equal opportunity.
It is through an examination of our cultural and literary history that we become aware of the pain and suffering of our ancestors as they fought for freedom and Independence.
It is under the spirit of Guyana’s greatest novelist that we, members of the Mittelholzer family, have organized this internet site for all Guyanese to participate. We offer a full range of free services designed to market and promote all aspects of Guyanese culture. It our most fervent hope and prayer that each of you will visit our site and utilize our services such as a public forum and chat room to come together and create a better future for Guyana.
Edgar Mittelholzer (1909-1965) remains a national symbol of Guyana, writing not as one ethnicity or another, but rather as a “Guyanese” whose social consciousness compelled him to critique the injustices prevalent within society.
It is our belief at the Mittelholzer Foundation,
(http://www.mittelholzer.org/forum/) non-partisan and civic organization that there is no greater injustice today than the one we are doing to ourselves by harbouring the hatred we feel towards one another simply because of one’s ethnicity or social standing.
Our first project will be to facilitate a discussion between the heads of each political party. We have already extended an invitation to all political leaders to clearly state their various ideologies or political stances on issues.
We encourage you to submit your questions and concerns to the various leaders/parties via our website including rampant crime, poverty, handicapped kids, safer streets, drug/crime prevention, better sports facilities, and reliable electricity.
Our second project will be to republish the literary works of Guyana's greatest novelist and one of the most important literary figures of Caribbean literature, Edgar Mittelholzer, because we believe that while there are many differences that may exist between Guyanese, our culture is something that should be a unifying force and that it should also make us proud of who we are.
Mittelholzer’s Guyanese and Caribbean novels were published over a period of 19 years, from Corentyne Thunder (1941) to Eltonsbrody (1960).