Anita and Me

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New Press, 1996 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Like every nine-year-old girl, Meena can't wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But, as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the British mining village of Tollington, her fight for independence is far from typical. In a memorable debut novel, British-born Indian actress Meena Syal takes a fresh, sassy look at a childhood caught between two cultures.

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Anita and Me (The New Press International Fiction Series)

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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

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Syal is a British-born Indian.

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