When I first saw Darmani’s Grief Child in the bookstore and looked at the title, many synonyms came to mind sorrow, pain, anguish, misery. Grief Child [Lawrence Darmani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. GRIEF CHILD. ISBN 25 1. This novel won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for First Book, Africa Region, in , and selected by the West Africa.

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Grief Child

However, in a matter of two months, Adu’s life drastically had a turn of a hundred and eighty degrees as he tragically lost his whole family members. Anonymous 26 April at I think it is a book that will do for young adults. Bayo sees to it that they are suspended for one term. Cudjo completes his nursing training and internship in a city hospital and is delighted to be posted to his hometown to serve his people. When the crops fail again and there gridf no jobs to do to earn income for the family, Abiba sees only one choice open for her: Mar 09, Wendy rated it it was amazing.

Kofi Kingpharoah rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Kukua and Samira experience their share of tough moments and learn how to stay focused.

Aug 02, Eliza added it. Know what I love about you and your work? He was in the forest, all alone — overwhelmed by fear. According to their beliefs, this is a bad omen because it means that someone close to the family is likely to die.


Apr 11, Louisa Opoku rated it it was amazing. There is no place like home. Karo, I read along because I had to, you know part of a challenge. Eventually both Adu and Ama get life grkef to move away from Buama and its associated painful experiences. His life has become meaningless and his days are synonymous with pain and suffering.

The emerging Kenyan urban space has been characterised by all manner of ambiguities. Can a baby be thrown away at birth and still manage to grow up and enter senior high school?

The resultant confusion has further alienated the There are more books meant for reading than any average reader would care to imbibe on. If you had the opportunity to write a critical letter to your spouse, what would the content of that letter be, especially if no one else but just the two of you would ever know what you wrote?

Apparently the owner of the vast land and farms had lost his wife, Susa, and daughter in a tragic road accident. Return to Book Page. It’s the best Ghanaian novel I’ve read. May 18, Robin added it. Why on earth does a village make such a choice in such modern times? Preview — Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani. In the midst of studying hard for the impending examination, how does Samira handle the appearance of a strange woman who claims to be her long-lost and forgotten biological mother?

Now Samira is afraid and worried. However the challenge lies in deciding what to hold on to and what to borrow from other cultures even as we abandon others.

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His life is ended but yours darmni not”. The biggest surprise of all is Samira, the girl Kukua meets who has a bigger-than-life story. There is a possibility that as a people, we are eternally aggrieved by the repercussions of colonialism thus bemoaning our lost sense of belonging through the deracination of our values as a people. Newer Post Older Post Home. As the first end-of- term examination fast approaches and the exam fever inflicts chikd, Sando panics and seeks help from someone who is reported to have supernatural powers.


Is the novel then worth your time to read?

I wish all Ghanaian writers would take a lesson or two from lawgence on how to write a novel which is worth reading. Nov 08, Allan Jerry added it. A YA Christian fiction that I would recommend mostly to young people who are going through difficulties and are bereft of hope.

Each character has an effect, for instance, how to get the reader curious on what will happen next, how to change the mood of the reader. Goma is the prototype of an evil stepmother and if it were not for her influence over Ama her daughter, she would have ended up with both children hating her. This book is one of the best books I have ever lawrencr.

The old adage by the sages decrees that thou lawgence not judge a book by its cover. You don’t need to enjoy the story, but you read anyway and write your review.