An American Brat

An American Brat

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Feroza Ginwalla, a young Pakistani, is sent by her parents to America in order to broaden her horizons after living under the martial law of Pakistan

Blackwell North Amer
As An American Brat opens in Pakistan, the extended family of sixteen-year-old Feroza Ginwalla, a lively and temperamental young girl, agonize over the decision to send Feroza to America for a three-month holiday? This act of apparent audacity arises from concern over Feroza's conservative attitudes which stem from Pakistan's rising tide of fundamentalism.
Feroza's chaperone in America, an uncle only six years her senior, is her guide, friend, and the bane of her existence. Her relationships and adventures shape her alternately hilarious and terrifying perceptions of America. Feroza's family in Pakistan, meanwhile, are in delicious turmoil over the possibility that American ways will ruin her.
In the tradition of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Gish Jen's Typical American, An American Brat brings insight while entertaining readers with an enormously satisfying story and characters. Sidhwa allows us to see Americans from the point of view of newcomers - an occasionally unsettling perspective - while gently illuminating the potentially destructive influence of fundamentalism on a culture and individuals.

Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780915943739
Branch Call Number: SID
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jul 06, 2011

Indian teenager's experiences when she moves from India and goes to college in America


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