Brown Face Big Master

Brown Face Big Master First published in this second edition of Joyce Gladwell s story of her life reveals a deep awareness of some of the major social issues and personal problems of our time race colour human rel

  • Title: Brown Face Big Master
  • Author: Joyce Gladwell Sandra Courtman
  • ISBN: 9780333974308
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1969, this second edition of Joyce Gladwell s story of her life reveals a deep awareness of some of the major social issues and personal problems of our time race, colour, human relationships, mixed marriage and the search for God.

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    1. "So I was introduced to the relentless pace of the timetable, and to the hurt was added strain of keeping up the pace - the hysterical fear of being left behind."This book was short and rich with ideas and observations. Following Joyce Gladwell, Malcolm Gladwell's mother, through her spiritual journey as well as her discoveries as a woman of color, a sister, a daughter, and a mother. Cataloguing her depression and speaking about her experiences so exactly while also maintaining an emotional piec [...]

    2. Brown Face Big Master is a restrained, subdued memoir, marked more than anything by a pervasive sense of humility. It is not at all an evangelical account: Joyce Gladwell's own faith came to her gradually, over the course of many years, and with more than a few set-backs, and she makes no claims or and sets no expectations for others. In that respect, it is an account of one person's faith that even non-believers can appreciate.See more at neglectedbooks/?p=1248

    3. I gave this book four stars because as well as the text of Brown Face, Big Master in this Caribbean Classic there was a substantial and fascinating introduction by the editor Sandra Courtman. Brown Face, Big Master is the Memoir of Joyce Gladwell (Malcolm Gladwell's mother). Her story takes her from harsh girl's boarding school in Jamaica to a cold and bigoted England where she studies psychology. It is an interesting insight into this young girls life.

    4. A brief, rich & fascinating take of life in pre-independence Jamaica & 1950s UK.Published in the late 1960s this book is still still relevant for today's society - as was Selvon's "Lonely Londoners". It is an important part of our history that thankfully Joyce captured & published.

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