Anita and Me
Flamingo, 1997 - Autobiographical fiction - 328 pages
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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Anita and Me (The New Press International Fiction Series)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Syal's debut paints a humorous and quirky portrait of a 1960s British mining town and a young girl stuck between her Punjabi family and her white, working-class neighbors. Meena Kumar, one of four ... Read full review