Historian Angelo Bissessarsingh
Angelo Bissessarsingh is an anomaly. In a time when so many are sucked into the blindingly bright LCD screens of our latest use-and-replace gadget and the ‘what next’ that permeates the common thought process, he is digging in the opposite direction – the past. A historian with an active Facebook tribe (Angelo Bissessarsingh’s Virtual Museum of Trinidad and Tobago), his fascination with finding and sharing vivid stories from T&T’s history has built him a reputation.
Snapshots of the history of Trinidad and Tobago
Today Angelo launched his second book: A Walk Through Time: Snapshots of the History of Trinidad and Tobago, while surrounded by an audience of esteemed academics, dedicated teammates who helped bring the book to life, supporters and even Trinidad and Tobago’s President – Anthony Carmona.
Perhaps equally compelling as the content of Angelo’s published works is his own story. Tragically, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Despite this, he has persevered with the support of many and now has two books which will serve to keep his legacy alive and drive knowledge of the past into another direction – the future. Angelo asks that each one of us play a role in the longevity of historical discovery and knowledge. Together we can all contribute to the conservation and sharing of the rich history that has led to what we know as ‘today’. In short – let’s collectively keep this work going. We look forward to book three Angelo!