The Exotic Rissole: A Memoir
Digital (EPUB) | Oct 2011 | NewSouth | Stocked item | GEN
Paperback | Oct 2011 | NewSouth | 9781742232553 | 224pp | 234x153mm | POD | GEN | AUD$32.95, NZD$39.99
Can life be too spicy? Suffering from an overload of turmeric and the complexities of growing up in an immigrant Bangladeshi family in Sydney’s west, eleven-year-old Tanveer Ahmed thinks it probably can. And so begins an unpredictable, and very entertaining, double life – sampling the delights of Aussie cuisine, joining a cricket team that gets mistaken for a terrorist group and a stint as a Bollywood-style game show host. After discovering an aversion to dead bodies as a medical student, Tanveer, quite inevitably, decides he’ll become a psychiatrist. The Exotic Rissole is an irreverent and very honest memoir. It’s about the unexpected stories that emerge when cultures clash and the mix of identities that make up a life, held together loosely with breadcrumbs and egg.
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