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Gilroy, Beryl (1924–2001)

Guyanan children's writer, novelist and educator. Born Aug 30, 1924, in Berbice, Guyana; died April 4, 2001; received BsC from London University and MA from University of Sussex.

Trained as teacher in Guyana and worked for UNICEF; became 1st black head teacher in London and worked at ILEA Centre for Multicultural Education; was founding member of Camden Black Sisters; awarded Greater London Council Creative Writing Prize for Ethnic Minorities; writings include Frangipani House (1986), Boy Sandwich (1989), and Steadman and Joanna (1996); also wrote autobiographical Black Teacher (1970).

Gilroy, Beryl (1924–2001)

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