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The Girl From Revolution Road
 

The Girl From Revolution Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Golbakhsh, Ghazaleh

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The Girl From Revolution Road is based on the author's experiences growing up in New Zealand as an immigrant from Iran. It is part memoir and part story told with humour and drama while exploring the idea of living in-between. The stories range from a childhood in war-torn Iran i...ncluding the trauma of a night spent in prison as a four-year-old to learning English in order to make friends in the suburbs of Auckland to dating in the days of Corona. It is about growing up as a young woman torn between her immigrant roots and her desire to be like everyone else. The humour is sometimes off-cut with the more sombre reminder of the racism that has always existed in this country from misguided quips ('Is Saddam Hussein your dad?') to more serious stories of harassment including an altercation at a fast food joint on the streets of Glenfield. There are reflections on the impact of world events such as 9/11 and more recent mosque attacks and how they show that more than ever, marginalised voices are needed in our cultural discourse. Gazaleh's is an important new voice, with her writing exploring ideas surrounding homeland, ethnicity and identity. Through her accessible and humorous story-telling the migrant experience is brought vividly into focus.
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ISBN 9781988547398
Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988547398
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 1 Sep 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Golbakhsh, Ghazaleh
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 824
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade

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