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The Resource Things nobody knows but me, Amra Pajalić

Things nobody knows but me, Amra Pajalić

Label
Things nobody knows but me
Title
Things nobody knows but me
Statement of responsibility
Amra Pajalić
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When she is four years old Amra Pajalić realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange voices that tell her to do bizarre things. She is frequently sent to hospital and Amra and her brother are passed around to family friends and foster homes, and for a time live with their grandparents in Bosnia. At sixteen Amra ends up in the school counsellor?s office for wagging school. She finally learns the name for the malady that has dogged her mother and affected her own life: bipolar disorder. Amra becomes her mother?s confidante and learns the extraordinary story of her life: when she was fifteen years old Fatima visited family friends only to find herself in an arranged marriage. At sixteen she was a migrant, a mother, and mental patient. Surprisingly funny, Things Nobody Knows But Me is a tender portrait of family and migration, beautifully told. It captures a wonderful sense of bicultural place and life as it weaves between St Albans in suburban Australia and Bosanska Gradiška in Bosnia. Ultimately it is the heartrending story of a mother and daughter bond fractured and forged by illness and experience. Fatima emerges as a remarkable but wounded woman who learns that her daughter really loves her
Summary
When she is four years old Amra Pajalic realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange voices that tell her to do bizarre things. She is frequently sent to hospital and Amra and her brother are passed around to family friends and foster homes, and for a time live with their grandparents in Bosnia. At sixteen Amra ends up in the school counsellor's office for wagging school. She finally learns the name for the malady that has dogged her mother and affected her own life: bipolar disorder. Amra becomes her mother's confidante and learns the extraordinary story of her life: when she was fifteen years old Fatima visited family friends only to find herself in an arranged marriage. At sixteen she was a migrant, a mother, and mental patient. Surprisingly funny, Things Nobody Knows But Me is a tender portrait of family and migration, beautifully told. It captures a wonderful sense of bicultural place and life as it weaves between St Albans in suburban Australia and Bosanska Gradiska in Bosnia. Ultimately it is the heartrending story of a mother and daughter bond fractured and forged by illness and experience. Fatima emerges as a remarkable but wounded woman who learns that her daughter really loves her.
Biography type
autobiography
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10775673
Cataloging source
ANL
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Pajalić, Amra
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Pajalić, Fatima
  • Pajalić, Amra
  • Pajalić, Amra
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Bosnians
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Manic-depressive persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Things nobody knows but me, Amra Pajalić
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065201406
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781925760200
Lccn
2018493842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096385532
Label
Things nobody knows but me, Amra Pajalić
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065201406
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781925760200
Lccn
2018493842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096385532

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