Guyana Boy (Caribbean Classics)

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In 1940s British Guiana, sugar estate life is still 'too slavish'. Under the iron rule of the white manager and with work practices little changed since the days of slavery and indenture, the workers' children are expected to follow their parents into life of unremitting toil. This, though, is not to be the fate of Lilboy. His access to education, limited though it is, takes him inexorably away from the world of his parents.
On the estate, little is hidden from children, and Guyana Boy relates Lilboy's growing awareness of sexuality. He learns from his layabout Uncle Tomby that keeping two women has its perils as well as pleasures and what was Teacher Cort doing to the donkey? Above all, Guyana Boy is an unforgettable recreation of the sights, smells, sounds and other sensual pleasures of a rural childhood.

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Peter Lauchmonen Kempadoo spent his childhood on a sugar plantation in Guyana. He has worked as a journalist and teacher and is a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick in England. He lives in Coventry, England.

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