About the Author

Colin BabbColin Babb describes himself as a ‘BBC,’ a British Born Caribbean. His family are from around the Caribbean region including Guyana, Guadeloupe and Barbados.

Colin has worked for the BBC as a radio producer, website producer, broadcast journalist; and as a photographer in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, St.Lucia and Trinidad for education book publishers.

Colin has also worked for the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA), as a librarian for law firms and public libraries, an English language teacher in Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand, as a website producer for schools and universities, and co-owned an independent music company called Waaaah!/Bring on Bull.

Colin has twice been a lunch time guest with the BBC Test Match Special commentary team.

His first appearance was with Tony Cozier and Simon Mann at The Oval, West Indies v Pakistan, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy group match. His second appearance was with Jonathan Agnew at The Riverside Ground, Durham, England v New Zealand, 2015 One Day International.

Colin Babb and Petamber Persaud

Colin Babb and Petamber Persaud

Colin has also talked about his life and work on:

The George Grant Show on Grenada Broadcast.

NCN TV’s Oral Tradition Show with Petamber Persaud, Guyana.

HBTV’s Wake Up Guyana Breakfast Show with Basil Bradshaw.

Dotun Adebayo’s Up All Night Show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The Devon Daley Show on BBC Radio Derby.

The Herdle White Show on BBC Radio Leicester.

Colin Babb writes for the Dictionary of African Biography, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research Project, Harvard University.

Colin is a regular contributor to the Caribbean Intelligence website:

Guyana at 50: Things you didn’t know about the UK Diaspora.

An audience with Jimmy Adams.

Colin in the Voice newspaper (UK): 50th Independence Guyana: Saluting the Country’s Greats list.