Longlisted for The Baileys Women s Prize for FictionXing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana yellow on the outside and white on the inside Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei Her only friend iLonglisted for The Baileys Women s Prize for FictionXing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana yellow on the outside and white on the inside Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei Her only friend is Jay a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.Then Xing Li s life takes an even harsher turn the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists The Life of a Banana is bursting with original and exciting flavours Ben Chu, The Independent, UK Life Of A Banana is so refreshingly distinct Read it, and you will soon find yourself wanting The Daily Mail, UK Revealing in its exploration of cultural and generational conflicts and moving in its optimism The Guardian, UK Speaks volumes engaging read The Star, Malaysia Impeccably observed, often hilarious, and deeply moving pitch perfect David Henry Hwang, Tony Award winning writer of M.Butterfly Brought back happy memories of Sue Townsend s Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Lord Wei, House of Lords UK I know we are barely halfway through the year but I m calling it BEST book of 2014 Love is a State of Mind Wong has created a real barnstormer of a novel that deserves to be on several of the 2014 15 awards lists It s definitely getting a place in my Top Ten If These Books Could Talk
PP Wong is the first British Born Chinese novelist to get a publishing deal in the UK She grew up in London and her parents are from Singapore After completing a degree in Anthropology and Law at the London School of Economics, she did a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.Her debut novel THE LIFE OF A BANANA is about race relations in London seen through the eyes of a 12 year old girl The novel was longlisted for the Baileys Women s Prize for Fiction and highly rated in newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, The Independent, Corriere Della Sera, La Stampa, The Daily Mail, The Straits Times, The Star, Bangkok Post, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire She was also interviewed by BBC radio several times and read from her novel on Malaysian television.She is currently working on her second novel and the theatrical adaptation of The Life of a Banana.
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☆ The Life of a Banana || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ P.P.Wong
Title: ☆ The Life of a Banana || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ P.P.Wong