Crick Crack Monkey

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CRICK CRACK MONKEY
By Merle Hodge

Name: Rinnah Boynes
Form:3G
Teacher: Mrs. Fernando
Subject: English A Book Report
Table of Content

About Merle Hodge…………………………………………………3 Book Summary…………………………………………………….. 4 Setting………………………………………………………………..5 Major Characters
o Tee…………………………………………………………..6 o Tantie………………………………………………………..7 o Aunt Beatrice……………………………………………….8 Plot of the story………………………………………………………9 Major Theme………………………………………………………..10

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Merle Hodge was born in the year !944 in Calcutta Settlement, Trinidad.. She attended both Primary and High School in Trinidad. As a student of Bishop Anstey’s High School, where she earned a Trinidad and Tobago Girls island scholarship in the year 1962. Having the scholarship allowed to go to University College, London, where she studied French. Merle spent a lot of time traveling spending most of her time in France and Denmark also visiting many countries on the eastern and western part of Europe. She returned to Trinidad in the 1970’s where she taught French at a junior secondary level. She also earned a lecturing spot in the French Department at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. There she began to work at earning a PhD in French Caribbean Literature. She is now at the time working in the field of Women and Development studies at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. She has also written two where novels, the first ‘Crick Crack Monkey’ (1970) and the second ‘The life of Laetitia’ (1993).

Book Summary
Crick Crack Monkey is a book based on a girl named Tee who experiences two different classes of life. The first a low class life with her Tantie and the second a middle class life with her Aunt Beatrice. It tells of the struggles she encountered in trying to remember and balance the foundational...
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