Andaiye (11 September 1942 – 31 May 2019)

It is with deep sadness that we inform our members and supporters of the death of one of the Caribbean greats – Andaiye, who died on 31 May in Georgetown, Guyana.

She was a stalwart of the working people of Guyana and the Caribbean and one of the founding members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA)of Guyana. We were very honoured to have her in London for a short while in the 1990s engaging with the work of the WPA support group.

Condolences to Abyssinian her brother and to all her close friends and comrades, including Jocelyn, Alissa, Karen, Vanda, Danuta, Rupert, Donald, Alissa, Bonita, Selma, Pauline, Margaret, Leyland, Anne, Nadine, Ra, among the many who mourn her.

CLS will be organising with others a memorial event in the near future.


ANDAIYE 1942-2019 The Point is to Change the World:


Red Thread

Andaiye – An Extraordinary Woman

Red Thread’s Research

Counting Women’s Caring Work: An Interview with Andaiye

An Open Letter to Young People

Andaiye speaking at the Guyana Institute of Historical Research

Woman warrior Andaiye –

Andaiye in Tribute – Network of NGOs of Trinidad & Tobago for the Advancement of Women

Wikipedia: Andaiye