Joint Winner of the 1982 Fawcett Society Book Prize Set in Belize, Beka Lamb is the record of a few months in the life of Beka and her family. The story of Beka's victory over her habit of lying, which she conquers after deceiving her father about a disgrace at school, is told in flashback. Her recollections begin when she wins an essay price at her convent school, and stand in lieu of a wake for her friend Toycie. The politics of the small colony, the influence of the matriarchal society and the dominating presence of the Catholic Church are woven into the fabric of the story to provide a compelling portrait of ordinary life in Belize. ' ...a loving evocation of Belizean life and landscape' Third World Quarterly Study Notes This edition contains CSEC Study Notes that will provide assistance and guidance to students and teachers from Dr Evelyn O'Callaghan.
- Carefully guide the reader to a clearer understanding of the novel's background and the author's stylistic techniques and thematic concerns - Critical sections highlight the main features and concerns and equip the reader to come to his/her own assessment The study notes are not intended as a replacement for careful reading of Beka Lamb. A version without Studt Notes is also available (9780435988470). Part of the Caribbean Writer Series - a long-established range of titles from new and established authors from across the Caribbean. As of January 2015 this and other selected titles for Caribbean schools became part of Hodder Education.