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. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. I luv the book faceless is so educatin. In the book tsuru did nt carry out her responsibility over her children,nd. The Paperback of the Grief Child by Lawrence Darmani at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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It was great seeing how an author from another culture writes. In this village midnight was a dangerous time.

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

Anonymous 26 April at Beautifully written story of good overcoming evil. Hey Anonymous, you said it all, your girl. It was the best crush of my life.

The book, Grief Child is well written.

Is the novel then worth your time to read? It is not surprising that in many instances the writer appears preachy and deliberately infuses excerpts that would be conceived as telling and not showing.


Grief Child

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Moreover, everyone during reading, will pass on more than one grief: Life is too short to give up.

It is in fact a quick read. It’s a struggle for life.

Lawrence Darmani

Mar 09, Maxwell Agyemang-Yeboah rated it it was amazing. Aug 02, Eliza added it. Aug 25, Mary rated it liked it. It is well organized and the characters in the story played an important role. In Buama, Adu discovers a foster family in the form of his teachers — Ofori and Beckie. I think it is a book that will do for young adults.

Writing 15 September at In this village midnight w It was midnight. We are constantly strung up in a complex chasm; whilst fighting to assert ourselves, we are simultaneously undermined by our knowledge that the world is constantly changing and hence we cannot remain static.

Probably the writer intended to conform to certain publishing restrictions or the fact that Daystar University was involved in the publication of the text contributed to the overt spiritual theme that the novel rides on. You don’t need to enjoy the story, but you read anyway and write your review.


A YA Christian fiction that I would recommend mostly to young people who are going through difficulties and are bereft of hope. Read this piece back inlawrrnce I do remember reading with eye-filled tears at some point.

As a result, the villagers appear to sometimes express doubt and even at other moments they seem to falter between doing things the traditional way or the Christian. My girl read it in primary 6 and enjoyed it.

I think it is a book worth reading right from the Lwrence. The resultant confusion has further alienated the Posted by Larry Ndivo at I have my reservations about this book even though it won the Commonwealth Book Prize.

His life has become meaningless and his days are synonymous with pain and suffering. A well written novel that won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book Africa in