B.G. Bhagee

B.G. Bhagee : Memories of a Colonial Childhood

By (author) Philippa Perry


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B.G. is British Guiana; Bhagee is a fiery local stew. Philippa was the second daughter in a family of six children growing up in mid-20th century in colonial Guyana. She recounts her Sisyphean trials growing up a Carrington in Lot 10, First Street, Georgetown -- from the women's battles to the neighbours that never wore clothes to the relatives who walked with their shoes in their hands. Her stories come from a lost civilization of pre-independence stability just as the anarchic blessing of democracy came to the Caribbean. Her escapes came by winning scholarships -- first to Bishops, the prestigious girls' school where new trials and adventures awaited her, and later to Connecticut College.

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  • Paperback | 243 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • 09 Jul 2011
  • Createspace
  • North Charleston SC
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1461192196
  • 9781461192190
  • 1,477,328

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