Meet Kwesi Isles (aka bakannal). A 31-year-old reporter with the Guyana Times. He likes reading, writing drinking vodka ’til the joggers come out, bacchanalia, soca, brainy women, sex, daydreaming, old soul, neo-soul, roti and curry and arithmetic. This Gemini-born hunk is happily yoked to ___________ and has no fear of commitment. Most of his working hours are spent running behind idiots politicians.  He does not play, he is a serious motherfucker too busy trying to make money. And keep it. Kwesi has  literary aspirations but is too lazy, cowardly busy trying to make money. And keep it.  He does not sleep before midnight, and ever so often not before 4.am. He spends those hours either in coital frenzy, watching movies or imagining the fame that will come his way once he is published.

Pay no mind to the haughty tilt of the head, or the serious visage; he is a nice fella.  This ‘red’-complected, brown-eyed stallion, spawn of Douglas and Dawn, is on the brink of something. He is not sure what.

Stay tuned.


7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CJ  |  May 2, 2007 at 11:46 am


    love ur blog, esp ur list of Guyanese terms, takes me back… 🙂

    I’m a student doing reasearch into the use of Guyanese Creolese in blogging. could i just ask u a few qs?

    Firstly r u based in Guyana? that’s the impression i get from ur blog but just want to b sure. also do u have know of any other bloggers using Creolese? I’ve already spoken to Guyana Gyal but any others would be v helpful.

    Take care

  • 2. bakannal  |  May 2, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    hello CJ. tanks for droppin by. yeh i’m based in GT. Guyana Gyal is the only other GT blogger i kno bloggin in creolese. good luck wit ur research.

  • 3. Shinji  |  July 7, 2007 at 10:53 am

    Hi,nice to meet you.
    I’m Shinji from Japan.

    We are running the blog called “Topics from 192 countries”,where people from all over the world introduce their country.

    URL: http://topics192.com/

    I’m appreciated if you visit our blog and join us.


  • 4. Neil  |  April 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Listen bro, this is a friggin amazing discovery? You write? you blog? and so damn good too? Who knew? Dude, your stuff is way too good….

  • 5. frederic  |  June 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Kwesi,
    I came accross your blog cause I was intringuished by your pseudo “bakannal” which I saw on cariblogger, and which also is a kreyol (patois) word. I was amazed because you use bakannal in the kreyol writing system. Your blog itself and its topics look interesting.

  • 6. bakannal  |  June 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    nice having you by frederic.

  • 7. Jamaipanese  |  September 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    rofl, awesome about page


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