B.G. Bhagee: Memories of a Colonial Childhood

B.G. Bhagee: Memories of a Colonial Childhood


By (author) Philippa Perry

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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 243 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 15mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 9 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: North Charleston SC
  • ISBN 10: 1461192196
  • ISBN 13: 9781461192190
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,463,733

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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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