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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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London Company
Farrukh Dhondy

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Oct 15, 2016
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 248
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789351951056
Price : 399

About the book
'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 them 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, and write, on his own terms.

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Farrukh Dhondy
Farrukh Dhondy is a prolific writer, scriptwriter, playwright and activist, and has written several works of fiction, among them Poona Company, London Company, Trip Trap, Bombay Duck and Bikini Murder...(+)
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