Synopses & Reviews
This book brings back to life in rich detail the Afro-Guyanese village community of the author's childhood, where there were old people who had been slaves as children and Africa was not forgotten. It was a time when children did not have open access to the world of adults and childhood had not yet disappeared, and perhaps for this reason, the men and women who pass through these stories have a mystery and singularity that are as unforgettable for the reader as they were for the child.
"These short pieces reveal the heart and soul of the area and remind the world that the Caribbean, travel brochures to the contrary, is not just a playground for the idle and not-so-idle rich. The Caribbean is home to those persons who have traveled out, and to those who have remained to keep the hearth burning and the heart alive and well." —Phyliss Briggs-Emanuel, The Caribbean Writer
About the Author
Beryl Gilroy was the author of numerous books, including the novels The Green Grass Tango and Inkle and Yarico and the Nippers series for children.