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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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

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