Janet Jagan
Chicago

1920

 
 

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Biography

Janet Jagan was born in Chicago, Il on Oct. 20, 1920.Jagan is a nurse that was educated at Cook County School of Nursing.In 1943, Jagan went to British Guiana and she began working in Dr. Cheddi Jaganís clinic.She married Cheddi Jagan on Aug. 5, 1943.Jagan is the co-founder of the Peopleís Progressive Party.She has also served as the Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Health.Janet Jagan is the first woman prime minister of Guiana.She was sworn in on March 17, 1997.She had to resign after only 20 months as the prime minister because of health problems.She has received the Nationís Highest Honor, Order of Excellence.
 

Works

  • When Grandpa Cheddi Was a Boy (1993)
  • Patricia the Baby Manatee and Other Stories (1995)

 

 


Links

Biography of Afua Cooper

http://www.jagan.org/janet_jagan.htm

More Links

http://news6.thdo.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_39000/39592.stm

http://www.guyana.org/GuyNews/03_22_97.htm

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/guyana990808.html

 


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East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.