David Gokarran Sukhdeo
David Gokarran Sukhdeo was born in Wales, Guyana, the second of eight siblings and obtained higher education through diligence and sacrifice. He received his BSc (Econs) from the University of Guyana and his MA (Psychology) from Brooklyn College (CUNY).
In Guyana, he taught in schools for eleven years, eight of them at Enterprise. He then served as an Economist for two years. After leaving the shores of Guyana in 1993, he became a Social Worker with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and now functions in a supervisory capacity with this agency.
He is the author of The Silver Lining, published in 1998, which won the Guyana Prize for Literature (first book category) in that year. In the novel, the character of Billy Deen was created to show the value of diligence, perseverance and sacrifice, and the ultimate silver lining at the end of every dark cloud.
Gokarran is a book reviewer, and writes on community-related matters.