Anita and Me

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Flamingo, 1997 - Autobiographical fiction - 328 pages
17 Reviews
This novel is based on the author's own childhood, growing up in the '60s as part of the only coloured family living in a Wolverhampton mining village. As in her films, it is filled with warmth, good humour and eccentric characters.

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User Review  - Hazel - Goodreads

I read this book as it appears on the list of texts that are recommended to replace older texts such as 'Of Mice and Men' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird', inspiring thought on race and equality. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracey Hook - Goodreads

I love this book! What a charming girl. But one with a lot of spunk who is not afraid to try anything. Meena is ahead of her time. During a period when little girls are expected to play with paper ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Meera Syal is a writer, actress, playwright, comic and novelist. She wrote the screenplays for the films Bhaji on the Beach and the multi-award-winning My Sister Wife. Anita and Me, her first novel, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Life Isn't All Ha-Ha, Hee-Hee, was published in 1999.

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