Randy Abubakar Bentinck is an emerging writer who is a graduate of the University of Guyana and the Burrowes School of Art. His work explores themes of love, loss, relationship, social issues and femininity. He writes from an intensely personal place, but his work is still relatable.
His Literature teacher in High School, Mr Sobers, sparked his love for poetry. His recital of Michael Smith’s ‘Mi cyaan Believe it.’ made Bentinck fell in love with this art form instantly.
Bentinck is a real Artist in every sense of the term. As an Actor, he was very active in the theatre scene in Guyana during the 90s where he acted in many major productions at the Theatre Guild of Guyana and the National Cultural Center. He also recited poetry at several places around the country.
As a Visual Artist, he has been a part of several Art Shows, Art Competitions and National Exhibitions. His work represented Guyana at Carifesta IX, held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006.
He has been very active in sports and youth development. He was the chaperone for a youth contingent from Guyana for the first Habitat for Humanity Caribbean Youth Build held in 2000.
For more work from r.A.bentinck, please visit his website: www.randybentinck.com. Bentinck is originally from the county of Berbice in Guyana but spent most of his adult life in the capital Georgetown. He presently resides in The Bahamas where he is an Art Educator.