By S. R. Alam

ISBN-10: 1780884257

ISBN-13: 9781780884257

It used to be December 1979 and my dad used to be sending me ‘home’, to turn into extra cultured within the methods of Bangladeshi existence. To me domestic used to be England... Being the eldest son, I needed to develop up and wanted this indoctrination within the methods of Bengali lifestyles and tradition prior to I grew to become too ‘westernised’.

A Boy, His Bibi and a Bari is the tale of a ten yr outdated boy, despatched by way of his mom and dad from the united kingdom to Bangladesh to stay along with his grandmother. whereas there he was once to turn into cultured in Bengali lifestyles, language and residing to prevent turn into over-westernised.

The stopover at lasted for twelve months and was once a ceremony of passage. S.R Alam skilled lifestyles with no ideas or parental keep an eye on. He dropped out of faculty, turned a barefoot adventurer, traded within the bazaars, fished within the monsoon floodwaters, witnessed a bull struggle and ran wild with the monkeys.

A Boy, His Bibi and a Bari is a narrative concerning the conflict of cultures confronted via immigrants. S.R Alam’s memoir conveys the fight to make sure a tender boy doesn't lose his roots and identity.

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