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The Resource No country woman, Zoya Patel

No country woman, Zoya Patel

Label
No country woman
Title
No country woman
Statement of responsibility
Zoya Patel
Title variation
No country woman
Title variation remainder
race, religion, feminism, a memoir of not belonging
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fresh and exciting feminist memoir about what it means to never feel at home where you live. 'I was born in a hospital in Suva, Fiji. I can't recall ever seeing the building on my trips back to the city, first as a child or later as an adult. I imagine it in shades of blue and brown, the plastic waiting room chairs covered in the fine film of moisture that creeps over everything there. It is not a place I've thought of often, but I think of it now and wonder how it has shaped me. I am Fijian-Indian, and have lived in Australia since I was three years old. Memories of my early life in Fiji are limited to flashes, like an old film projector running backwards. I remember a blue dress, a trip on a boat where my father handed me a dried, floating starfish that I clutched in my fingers, determined not to lose it back to the ocean. No Country Woman is the story of never knowing where you belong. It's about not feeling represented in the media you consumed, not being connected to the culture of your forebears, not having the respect of your peers. It's about living in a multicultural society with a monocultural focus but being determined to be heard. It's about challenging society's need to define us and it's a rallying cry for the future. It's a memoir full of heart, fury and intelligence - and the book we need right now
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NESL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patel, Zoya
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patel, Zoya
  • Feminists
  • Racially mixed people
  • Fijians
  • East Indians
  • Immigrants
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
No country woman, Zoya Patel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published by Hachette Australia
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 301-303
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064200358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
304 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525281716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
No country woman, Zoya Patel
Publication
Note
  • Originally published by Hachette Australia
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages 301-303
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064200358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
304 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525281716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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