Anita and Me

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Flamingo, 1997 - Autobiographical fiction - 328 pages
7 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  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

This is Meera Syal's debut novel, and it's a simultaneously raucous, snarky, and loving coming of age tale. Adolescence is hard enough on us all, but being the only "brown girl" in an old isolated ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

I wouldn't say there was a plot to this book, but I also wouldn't say that it really needed one. The story centers around Meena, a girl whose parents immigrated to England from India and is having to ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
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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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