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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As a result, the villagers appear to sometimes express doubt and even at other moments they seem to falter between doing things the traditional way or the Christian. Aug 02, Eliza added it.

In this novel, myth interlocks with reality where they progress in parellel adding suspense to the plot. Did you ever hear about a Virgins’ Club?

From a distant cluster of neighboring villages, Adu herd a dog bark. As part of his tribute to his wife and daughter, Yeboah, the landlord named the village Susa.

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All the same it was not that bad just not my cup of tea. This is a favourite novel for senior high schools and other educational institutions for its fast-paced, highly relevant theme for our time. When the crops fail again and there are no jobs to do to earn income for the family, Abiba sees only one choice open for her: Mary Okeke 5 November at There is no place like home.

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Grief Child

Beautifully written story of good overcoming evil. Cudjo completes his nursing training and internship in a city hospital and is delighted to be posted to his hometown to serve his people.


Wildlife Conservation in Angels of the Wild. The rainbow is beautiful despite its variegated colours that portray a spectrum of diversity. Eventually both Adu and Ama get life opportunities to move away from Buama and its associated painful experiences.

It has practical situational dilemmas readers can easily relate to as they enjoy the stories. The little village of Susa slept dar,ani darkness in the heart of the forest farms, among the tall trees. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Kukua and Samira experience their share of tough moments and learn how to stay focused. It was better not to be awake or hear noises The biggest surprise of all is Samira, the girl Kukua meets who has a bigger-than-life story. It was better not to be awake or to hear noises. It’s a struggle for life. A YA Christian fiction that I would recommend mostly to young people who are going through difficulties and are bereft of hope.

Africans are grief children and the newly independent nations are orphans in one way or the other. The choices characters made determined their destiny:. Aug 25, Mary rated it liked it.

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It shows us that, many people have gone through stronger and all-lost hope challenges but they have been able to make it. It is well organized and the characters in the story played an important role.

Both Adu and his father are devastated by the death of their loved ones. The greatest strength of the story is when Afolabi thought of going to school even though there was no hope. Nov 08, Allan Jerry added it. I wish all Ghanaian writers would take a lesson or two from him on how to write a novel which is worth reading.


The old adage by the sages decrees that thou shall not judge a book by its cover. To be chased by an animal in a dream was a bad omen.

I think it is a book worth reading right from the J. Mary Okeke 2 September at Bayo, the Senior Housemaster of Savanna. I opine that Grief Child is an interesting novel to read but the aesthetics of the narrative are marred by the numerous authorial intrusions.

Although Adu returns to his darman village of Susa, he immediately sneaks away to be united with Ofori and Beckie as his foster parents. Jul frief, Rufai Rafik rated it it was amazing. His life has become meaningless and his days are synonymous with pain and suffering. Griief, a happy preteen boy lived with his family in Susa, a village located in the South of Ghana. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

By the time Asamoah discovers thart the school entertainment is grieef bad after all, it is too late for him to undo what he has done.

Nov 22, Maureen rated it liked it. Nov 23, Eugenia Ampofo rated it it was amazing. I always say that staying with your immediate family is the best. The turning point of his life occurs when he chooses life over death. But he wanted to live”.