The Tulsis’ black Catholic maid, whose real name is never revealed. Her actual job is also unclear, since the Tulsi sisters do most of the work at Hanuman House. It appears that her primary duty, especially in the second half of the book, is comforting and appeasing Mrs Tulsi. This often leads Miss Blackie to offensively degrade and apologize on behalf of all black Trinidadians.
Miss Blackie Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Blackie appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Tulsis
Part 1, Chapter 4: The Chase
Part 2, Chapter 5: The Void
...spare rooms, and everyone fell into misery, anticipating her illnesses and arbitrary orders. She brought Miss Blackie , Sushila, and of course the expected, ambiguous ailments that left her mostly bedridden, in... (full context)
...of Spain went slowly, as she underpaid and “regularly abused and dismissed” various contractors, while Miss Blackie comforted her by affirming how unreliable “my people” were. After three months, the work was... (full context)