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. Grief Child [Lawrence Darmani] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. GRIEF CHILD. ISBN 25 1. This novel won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for First Book, Africa Region, in , and selected by the West Africa.

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All the same it was not that bad just not my cup of tea. You don’t need to enjoy the story, but you read anyway and write your review.

However, in a matter of two months, Adu’s life drastically had a turn of a fhild and eighty degrees as he tragically lost his whole family members. Therefore, Grief Child invites the reader to read, nay see the many young African nations as being symbolised through the character of Adu.

She is cast as an evil woman whose life is shrouded in mystery and crowned by an innate desire to hate others. Feb 19, Harry Danwonno rated it it was amazing. It educates the readers to keep strong and they shall make it.

Mary Okeke 2 September at Sep 19, Lynda rated it really liked it. Sando gains admission into his dream senior high school but soon discovers that studies are tougher here than he had imagined. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Mary Okeke Reviews: Grief Child, , Lawrence Darmani ***

The biggest surprise of all is Samira, the girl Kukua meets who has a bigger-than-life story. Grief Chil 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.

Together with his small team of health personnel, they travel to the village and what they see astonishes them. Trivia About Grief Child. This book is one history. It was great seeing how an author from another culture writes.

Grief Child

My High School Crush. Jul 08, Rufai Rafik rated it it was amazing. But he wanted to live”. Whose faith in Christianity helped him in overcoming obstacles after losing all of his family members. It was better not to be awake or hear noises When the story begins, Sosu and his mates at the Eden School are put to a b test by Mr.

I think it is a book that will do for young adults. I wish all Ghanaian writers would take a lesson or two from him on how to write a novel which is worth reading. Mar 09, Maxwell Agyemang-Yeboah rated it it was amazing. Harold Dagadu rated it liked it Sep 06, The book is so nice. View all 4 comments. These are challenging times in senior high school.


The days seem to be crawling, chi,d here is third term already. His life has become meaningless and his days are synonymous with pain and suffering. Nov 08, Allan Jerry added it. I enjoyed this book thoroghly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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

In this village midnight was a dangerous time. May 18, Robin added it. My suggestion is that you would have to give it a chance and then make up your mind whether it is worth it or not.

It shows the similarities of challenges of what people go through. grieff

I would recommend it to everybody. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And when the postings arrive and she realises she’s been sent to her third-choice school, she feels completely devastated.