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The care home is supposed to be a haven, but is not; it is a place of memories, partly because the boring routine ensures people are drawn into the past and recollection. Open Preview See a Problem?

I think I’m actually going to count this as my postcolonial book and continue reading books about old women because it never really occurred to me that they’re so rare. I love this book alot.

I like the concept of the flow of the story of Mama King emotionally abandonment at a nursing home run by a bitchy Matron. It is easy to forget how much good the GLC did until Thatcher abolished it. Preview — Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy. It was as if …more I think it is because of the suprise of seeing Mama King is such a state.


Oct 14, Abiola Walls added it. Gilroy’s early work examined the impact of life in Britain on West Indian families and her later work explored issues of African and Caribbean diaspora and slavery. Too many children drop their parents of somewhere so that they become ‘someone else’s problem’, justifying their action to themselves.

Feb 12, Jennell Brown rated it it was amazing. Many people die, not because of age or lack of life, but simply because they are thrust into a corner to be forgotten and learn that the ones they once lived for just don’t want them. Aug 16, Jevonne added it.

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The real heart of the novel is the wonderful character of Mama King, who tells us her story. Hardcoverpages. Refresh and try again. Dec 03, Roshel Caesar fraangipani it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Frangipani Houseplease sign up.

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So thats why i love this book and Mama king. Jan 27, Shaq added it. I seem to have several from my undergrad days that I don’t remember having read, so I’m blowing through them before getting rid of them. The novel has potential, the descriptions are sweeping and mesmerising, however, it is dragged down by characters who are not multi-dimensional, but contradictory. May 17, Ericka added it.


Frangipani House – Beryl Gilroy. Her experiences of those years are told in Black Teacher She was like a mother to us and we miss her badly. Mama King escapes and spends time with a group of beggars, who although very poor treat her as an equal and appreciate her. My Name is Anarese. By reading this book she thought me how to be strong and how to stand up for yourself and how frsngipani be brave.

Frangipani House is a home for older people in Guyana. I think it was Kind of slow. Aug 01, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: And he didn’t prepare to see that. franvipani

Jan 15, Sarah Rose rated it it was amazing.