The Resource Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza

Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza

Label
Black British : a novel
Title
Black British
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hebe de Souza
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sharply funny yet poignant story about a courageous girl growing up in 1960s North India, from an exciting new voice in Australian fiction. In the turbulent years that follow the British Empire's collapse in India, rebellious and inquisitive Lucy de Souza is born into an affluent Indian family that once prospered under the Raj. Known as Black British because of their English language and customs, when the British deserted India Lucy's family was left behind, strangers in their own land. Now living isolated from the hostile locals who see her family as remnants of an oppressive regime, a young Lucy grows up in the confines of their grand yet ramshackle home located in the dry, dispirited plains of Kanpur. But when it is time to start her education, Lucy finds herself angry and alone, struggling to find her place in this gentle country ravaged by poverty and hardship, surrounded by girls who look like her but don't speak her language. Encouraged by her strong-minded mother and two older sisters, as she matures the ever-feisty Lucy begins to question the injustices around her, before facing a decision that will change the course of her life forever. A richly visceral and stunning debut, based on the author's own childhood, Black British is an unflinching and beautiful narrative about feminism, family and the search for identity
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza
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Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1673364
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781925384901
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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