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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600254
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Souza, Hebe de
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goans
  • Young women
  • Coming of age
  • Families
  • Kanpur (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057276308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781925384901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946534737
Label
Black British : a novel, Hebe de Souza
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057276308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781925384901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946534737

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