by Monica AliEdition statement:1st ed. Published by : DoubleDay (UK) Physical details: 413 ISBN:0743243315; 978-0743243315.
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Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughter's embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls his elder daughter the little memsahib. I didn't ask to be born here, says Shahana, with regular finality.