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. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. I luv the book faceless is so educatin. In the book tsuru did nt carry out her responsibility over her children,nd. The Paperback of the Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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He suffered so much in the hands of his aunt to the degree of wanting to put an end to his life. She is cast as an evil woman whose life is shrouded in mystery and crowned by an innate desire to hate others.

Posted by Larry Ndivo at It is an unenviable dilemma that Africans have had to grapple with since the missionaries set foot in the continent.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman 7 October at In Buama, Adu discovers a foster family in the form of his teachers — Ofori and Grkef.

Beautifully written story of good overcoming evil. Jul 08, Rufai Rafik rated it it was amazing.

Engage: Discourses on Kenyan Literature: Is Grief Child a worthwhile novel?

Karo, I read along because I had to, you know part of a challenge. This is because, its chapter have an effect on the reader especially in emotions. African literature at its best. Oct 09, Addo Benjamin armah rated it it was amazing. Know what I love about you and your work?


Please click here for more info. Nov 23, Eugenia Ampofo rated it it was amazing. Lawrence’s purpose in publishing Grief Child is to inform the others that, life may be of obstacles and struggling but brave, hope and determined people get through it.

When I read it at first I nearly wept.

Life is too short to give up. Each character has an effect, for instance, how to get the reader curious on what will griev next, how to change the mood of the reader. The boy, after losing virtually everything, lives a happy life at last. A good thing Adu chose life over death. I found myself in tears when I got to the middle of the story. The little village of Susa slept in darkness in the heart of the forest farms, among the tall trees.

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Would like to hear your opinion. Published February 1st by Lion Publishing Corporation. This means, failure strengths us to be stronger to face the future and enjoy the good bad of failure. Although Adu returns to his home village of Susa, he immediately sneaks away to be united with Ofori and Beckie as his foster parents.

Open Preview See a Problem? The mahoganies and sapeles stood tall in the dark sky, providing a canopy over the village and deepening the density of the pitch-dark night. This book is on of the best and interesting novels I have ever read. It shows us that, many people have gone through stronger and all-lost hope challenges but they have been able to make it. Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani. Africans are grief children and the newly independent nations are orphans in one way or the other. Eventually both Adu and Ama get life opportunities to move away from Buama and its associated painful experiences.


We would like to read and discover what has contributed to her guarded interaction with or about the story of Yeboah. We begin to see what the text describes as the struggle between light and darkness.

Anonymous 5 November at Thanks a lot you have really helped. Kofi Kingpharoah rated it it grieff amazing Nov 05, Your father wants you to live, he wants you to live for him. I wish all Ghanaian writers would take a lesson or two from him on how to write a novel which is worth reading.

It was great seeing how an author from another culture writes. Darmqni Djaba rated it it was amazing Apr 27, It’s the best Ghanaian novel I’ve read. From a distant cluster of neighboring villages, Adu herd a dog bark.

I loved the story. Grief Child is actually part of the reading literature for secondary or senior high students in Ghana.

Feb 14, Ebenezer marked it as to-read. Is Grief Child a novel worth our reading? Mar 09, Maxwell Agyemang-Yeboah rated it it was amazing.

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