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Olive witch : a memoir

by Hoque, Abeer Y.,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 42 of 42 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PS3608.O848 Z46 2016x
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CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection PS3608.O848 Z46 2016x
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 305.89141 Hoq
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Summary
In the 1970s, Nigeria is flush with oil money, building new universities, and hanging on to old colonial habits. Abeer Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit town, where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh and finds herself surrounded by clouded skies and high schoolers who speak in movie quotes and pop culture slang. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. Disassociated from her parents, and laid low by academic pressure and spiralling depression, she is committed to a psychiatric ward in Philadelphia. When she moves to Bangladesh on her own, it proves to be yet another beginning for someone who is only just getting used to being an outsider - wherever she is. Arresting and beautifully written, with poems and weather conditions framing each chapter, Olive Witch is an intimate memoir about taking the long way home.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As a Bangladeshi girl who grew up in Nigeria and then, at 13, immigrated with her family to suburban Pittsburgh, Hoque was used to being an outsider. But, as this engrossing memoir makes clear, it was never easy. In Nigeria, she was referred to as an onyocha, a foreigner, because of her non-African looks. In America, her classmates made fun of her accent. More challenges lay ahead: tense relationships with her parents, academic pressure, depression, and a suicide attempt that leads to being committed to a psychiatric ward. Eventually, she returns to the home she never knew, Bangladesh, visits the classroom in Nigeria where she memorized the poetry of William Blake, and learns that all the classmates she knew as a young girl have left, too, for India, England, America, all as part of the African diaspora. Hoque's writing is an elegant mélange of candor and a strange sense of calmness, which she maintains throughout, even when confronting bewildering cultural shock. An evocative examination of identity and what it means to be true to yourself--Sawyers, June Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hoque, Abeer Y. -- Childhood and youth.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Bangladeshi Americans -- Biography.
Emigration and immigration -- Psychological aspects.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Bangladesh -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Autobiographies.
Poetry.
Publisher Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India :2016
Language English
Notes Prose, with poems and weather conditions framing each chapter.
Description x, 244 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9789351777007
9351777006
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