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Publisher Description

‘The movements of people change the world. The currents of change

are turbulent. You wanted me to write a history, but history is a

smoothing of ripples…’

It is the sixties and Britain is in the throes of a revolution with a

difference. Recently graduated from Cambridge university, ‘full of

mods, rockers, defiant young men with unkempt hair, and young

women with the beginnings of the idea of a sexual revolution’,

Farrukh and his girlfriend Natasha come to London for what the

city holds for them. Turned away repeatedly by landlords wary of

their racial origins and directing the m to the part of town ‘where

Indians live’, and by bar owners keen to protect their local clientele,

the defiant and indignant couple is drawn into a movement inspired

by the American Black Panthers, claiming to fight for equal rights of

minorities and all non-white immigrants in Britain.

Farrukh and Natasha immerse themselves in leafleting, protest

marches, and surviving racist attacks, unaware that they are, even

within the movement, navigating a charged environment that is

complex, contradictory and often disenchanting.

Vividly portraying the internal lives of a fascinating cast of characters,

this fictionalized memoir is about idealism, rebellion and street

politics, and love and betrayal. Impassioned, honest and affecting, it

traces the evolution of an immigrant writer who finds the courage to

live, to write , on his own terms.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
27 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
249
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette India
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
2.8
MB

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