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Her family travel from America and have to decide what to do with her. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The main antagonist of the novel is the matron of the nursing home, Miss Trask. Ina collection of her non-fiction writing, entitled Leaves in the Wind, came out from Mango Publishing.

It is really a novella, so do try it. Dec 03, Roshel Caesar rated it it was amazing.

Beryl Gilroy (Author of Frangipani House)

I like the concept of housr flow of the story of Mama King emotionally abandonment at a nursing home run by a bitchy Matron. I love this book alot. Her grandmother also took the view that the child would learn more by being taken all over the county with her, and being given space for wonder and enquiry, than in the regimented system of primary schooling.

Lists with This Book. Jan 27, Mahendar Harrilal rated it liked it. 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.


Many people die, not because of age or lack of life, but simply because they are thrust in I don’t know where to begin.

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This book really begins out emotions and it’s very entertaining. Newson for World Literature Today. Oct 07, Ariel Bennett rated it it was ok. Oct 14, Angalie rated it did not like it. Qualifying as a teacher and moving to Britain in the s she was initially unable to get a job as a teacher because of racism.

The concept of house and home is very important in Caribbean literature, often representing cultural identity. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Boy Sandwich Heinemann was published infollowed by Stedman and Joanna: Mama King has been placed there by her family, who now live in America. Registered company number Review of Inkle and Yarico by Adele S.

The novel has potential, the descriptions are sweeping and mesmerising, however, it is dragged down by characters who are not multi-dimensional, but contradictory. Jul 24, Peaz Head marked it as to-read. To me I find it really enjoyable and funny. As a result Beryl Gilroy did not enter full time schooling until frangipni was twelve. Also, the focus of the story – an old lady left by her family in a nursing home – had enough human interest to keep me going. This novel finds a place for someone who society has no place, a role for a black, poor grandmother.


She rang us regularly, to encourage, sometimes to berate, to talk about the often delayed publishing of her books in progress, and sometimes just to talk. Drangipani was like a mother to us and we miss her badly.

CSEC Literature-Notes on Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy

Aug 31, Angelita Martinez nouse it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? Too many children drop their parents of somewhere so that they become ‘someone else’s problem’, justifying their action to themselves.

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Home as a space is used in a variety of ways, but here it is a space of confinement for the old. VAT registration number GB