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Beryl Gilroy

Sunlight on Sweet Water. Beryl’s death caused a silence on Peepal Tree’s phone line that has been a painful absence. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It did have a lovely, original style. I found this both a clear-eyed examination of age and berhl look at a place Guyana I haven’t read much about.

Jun 25, Lisa rated it liked it. I kept losing track of who was speaking and which character was who. To view it, click here.

Later she worked as a researcher at the University of London and developed a pioneering practice in psychotherapy, working mainly with Black women and children. It was not until that her first novel, the award-winning Frangipani House was published Heinemann.

Preview — Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy. Too many children drop their parents of somewhere so that they become ‘someone else’s problem’, justifying their action to themselves. It was as if …more I think it is because of the suprise of seeing Mama King is such a state.


Frangipani House

Frangipani House is a home for older people in Guyana. This novel finds a place for someone who society has no place, a role for a black, poor grandmother. Gilroy turned to writing quite late and this, her first novel was published in ; she addressed family issues the treatment of elders being particularly important to her and went on to write about the African and Caribbean diaspora and the experience of slavery. Jan 15, Sarah Rose rated it it was amazing. She did a good deal of work in the area of education in the days of the Greater London Council GLC ; developing a psychotherapy practice principally for black frangiipani and children.

But as a home-based person in North London suburbia, cut off from the networks of the male dominated London Caribbean writing fraternity and later from groups such as CAM Caribbean Artists Movementit was not until that her first novel, the award winning Frangipani House was published Heinemann.

Eventually following a series of unskilled jobs she returned to teaching in the s and became the first blac 4. Newson for World Literature Today. Although she comes across as unsympathetic and uncaring, the reader does come to understand her over ffangipani course of the novel. Return to Book Page.


Feb 12, Jennell Brown rated it it was amazing. The care home is supposed to be a haven, but is not; it is a place of frangilani, partly because the boring routine ensures people are drawn into the past and recollection. Registered company number Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although Mama King is uneducated in a Western sense, she has knowledge, alternative knowledge and has brought up many children and survived an abusive husband.

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Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy

The ending is left a little open, which is good. Aug 31, Angelita Martinez rated it it was amazing. For some reason although it’s quite short I found it a slow read; I gather that it’s frequently assigned in British schools and I frangipqni they don’t like it much. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. See all 94 questions about Frangipani House….