The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter : Memoirs of His Daughter Paperback
by Yasmin Hai
Mr Hai arrived in London in 1964. But, while becoming British via a passport had been relatively easy, becoming English was something to be studied - and then passed on, first to his wife, newly arrived from Pakistan, and then to his children.
No more speaking Urdu, no more long plaits, no shalwar kameezes, and - even though they were Muslim - no more religion.
Mr Hai put his family firmly on the road to assimilation, and his first-born daughter Yasmin was his star pupil.
However, being second-generation British Asian was not quite so simple . . . especially as their Muslim community was about to go through some very profound changes and challenges.Brilliantly told, with intelligence and humour and passion, this is a fascinating story about immigration and identity, about religion and roots, and about a daughter's understanding of her father.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781844082704