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Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Author: Monica Ali

Year: 2003

A really interesting book about a woman from the sub-continent discovering London...

"Brick Lane tells the story of Hazneen, who came to England from Bangladesh at the age of 18 for an arranged marriage to Chanu, who is both pompous and ineffectual. When she arrives, she can speak only two words of English, but falls into the role of dutiful wife and mother. Not only is she always an outsider, an immigrant to a foreign land, but her Bangladeshi roots keep her in a subserviant role in her marriage and family. Yet there is always that pull from the homeland. In Bangladesh, her sister, Hasina, had eloped with her lover, spurning her arranged marriage."

Rate: 9/10

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