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Bethany Bettany A Caribbean Country On The Verge Of Collapse A Small Town Called Boundary A Rambling House Inhabited By Three Generations Of The Abrahams Family And A Little Girl Who Is Trying To Make Sense Of It AllBethany Bettany Is Five Years Old When Her Father Dies And Her Mother Leaves Her To Fend For Herself In The Abrahams Household The Place Simmers With Resentment Her Uncles And Aunts Think Her Mother Killed Her Father Her Grandmother Refuses To Leave Her Room Bethany Is The Scapegoat For It AllIn Bethany, D Aguiar Has Created Both A Loveable Character And A Symbol For The Search Of A Nation To Make Itself Whole If Boundary Is Guyana, Then Bethany Bettany A Girl Torn Between Two Names Is The Spirit Of Its People Poised For Flight


About the Author: Fred D'Aguiar

Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents He lived in Guyana until he was 12, returning to England in 1972.He trained as a psychiatric nurse before reading African and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, graduating in 1985 His first collection of poetry, Mama Dot 1985 , was published to much acclaim and established his reputation as one of the finest British poets of his generation Along with Airy Hall 1989 , it won the Guyana Poetry Prize in 1989 and was followed by British Subjects 1993 His first novel, The Longest Memory 1994 , tells the story of Whitechapel, a slave on an eighteenth century Virginia plantation and won both the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award It was adapted for television and televised by Channel 4 in the UK His long poem Sweet Thames was broadcast as part of the BBC Worlds on Film series in 1992, winning the Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Award.Fred D Aguiar was Judith E Wilson Fellow at Cambridge University 1989 90 , Visiting Writer at Amherst College, Amherst, MA 1992 4 , and was Assistant Professor of English at Bates College, Lewiston, ME 1994 5 More recently he was Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Miami.His plays include High Life, which was first produced at the Albany Empire in London in 1987, and A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death, performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1991.He is also the author of the novels Dear Future 1996 , set on a fictional Caribbean island, and Feeding the Ghosts 1997 , inspired by a visit D Aguiar made to the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool and based on the true story of a slave who survived being thrown overboard with 132 other men, women and children from a slave ship in the Atlantic Recent poetry includes Bill of Rights 1998 , a long narrative poem about the Jonestown massacre in Guyana in 1979, and a new long narrative poem, Bloodlines, the story of a black slave and her white lover, published in 2000.Fred D Aguiar s fourth novel, Bethany Bettany 2003 , is centred on a five year old Guyanese girl, Bethany, whose suffering symbolises that of a nation seeking to make itself whole again.



10 thoughts on “Bethany Bettany

  1. says:

    Recensione originale come la chiama sua madre, o Bettany, come la chiamano suo padre e gli altri parenti, a cinque anni torna in Guyana dopo aver vissuto tutta la sua vita a Londra e subito dopo la morte del padre La madre la lascia co


  2. says:

    This story takes place in the Caribbean where generations of a family live There is much despair in this book and told from the perspective of a girl growing up in a family where she is not appreciated or welcome particularly after death of a


  3. says:

    The only thing that got me through this book was the author s strong diction and beautiful prose The book is extremely abstract, with no set plot There is no set conflict or climax It isof a journal or diary told by several people, another interesti


  4. says:

    A bit boring Not very interesting charcters About girl abandomed at mean relatives place Country in South America vs London Growing up


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