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Guyana boy

Author: Peter Kempadoo
Publisher: Leeds, England : Peepal Tree, 2002.
Series: Caribbean classics (Leeds, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1940s British Guiana, sugar estate life is still 'too slavish'. Under the iron rule of the white manager and with work practices little changed since the days of slavery and indenture, the workers' children are expected to follow their parents into life of unremitting toil. This, though, is not to be the fate of Lilboy. His access to education, limited though it is, takes him inexorably away from the world of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kempadoo
ISBN: 1900715562 9781900715560
OCLC Number: 52384786
Notes: Originally published: s.l.: s.n., 1960.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Caribbean classics (Leeds, England)
Responsibility: Peter Kempadoo ; [illustrations by Rosemary Kempadoo].

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"In 1940s British Guiana, sugar estate life is still 'too slavish'. Under the iron rule of the white manager and with work practices little changed since the days of slavery and indenture, the workers' children are expected to follow their parents into life of unremitting toil. This, though, is not to be the fate of Lilboy. His access to education, limited though it is, takes him inexorably away from the world of his parents." "On the estate, little is hidden from children, and Guyana Boy relates Lilboy's growing awareness of sexuality. He learns from his layabout Uncle Tomby that keeping two women has its perils as well as pleasures and what was Teacher Cort doing to the donkey? Above all, Guyana Boy is an unforgettable recreation of the sights, smells, sounds and other sensual pleasures of a rural childhood."--BOOK JACKET.

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