Black British

      Hebe de Souza

Black British

A sharply funny yet poignant story about living as a foreigner in your own land, Black British is a deeply moving portrait of a feisty girl growing up in 1960s Northern India.

During the turbulent years that follow the collapse of the British Empire, Lucy de Souza is born into an affluent British-Indian family that once prospered under the Raj. Known as Black British because of their English language and customs, when the British deserted India Lucy's family was left behind, strangers in their own land.

Now living isolated from the hostile locals who see the family as the remnants of an oppressive regime, a young Lucy grows up in the confines of their grand yet ramshackle home located in the dry, dispirited plains of Kanpur. But when it is time to start her education, Lucy finds herself angry and alone, battling wills with the German nuns at her oppressive Roman Catholic school, surrounded by Indian girls who don't speak her language. Encouraged by...
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