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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Black British
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'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.' (Publication Summary)

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    • Edgecliff, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ventura Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 272p.
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      • Published 1 June 2016

      ISBN: 9781925384901
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  • Kanpur,
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    India,
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1960-1970
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