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I am older than three but younger than four years old. Mummy and I are alone and Mummy stands me up against the door: "Say what I tell you, " she directs me. "Say - I will go to Bishops." "I gun go to Bishops," I parrot imperfectly in Creolese. Nine years later the world seems a glittering prize to Mona. Having just won a national scholarship she is about to attend her couI am older than three but younger than four years old. Mummy and I are alone and Mummy stands me up against the door: "Say what I tell you, " she directs me. "Say - I will go to Bishops." "I gun go to Bishops," I parrot imperfectly in Creolese. Nine years later the world seems a glittering prize to Mona. Having just won a national scholarship she is about to attend her country's most exclusive girls' school - Bishops. No one, however, can comprehend or prepare her for the conflicts she is destined to face. She has become a poor, lower class, black outsider in a wealthy, white, class-conscious British colonial school. And she becomes suddenly aware of the absence of her father, a man she last saw as an infant and of whom her mother would not speak. Set in the fifties of Elvis Presley and the fear of communism, this vibrant autobiography of writer Mona Williams captures her childhood and turbulent teenage years in strife-torn British Guiana, now Guyana....

Title : Bishops: My Turbulent Colonial Youth
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ISBN : 9780908783052
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 162 Pages
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