Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Book Launch: Daughters of Empire

All are invited to the launch of Daughters of Empire by Lakshmi Persaud, on Thursday 27th September at 6.30pm, at The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street London W1K 1HF.

Daughters of Empire is a sweeping family saga, across generations and continents, a moving portrayal of migration and the challenges it presents. This is unlike any other novel of the Asian experience in Britain. The prejudices a middle class family face are insidious and subtle. Governments urge immigrants to “assimilate” but when you’ve
mastered the language and attended the best British universities, it may still be impossible to truly fit in.

“Lakshmi Persaud’s Daughters of Empire (2012) set in England, is something new in the literature of migration . . . It should be read by women, parents, young adults, teachers and all those who manage the country’s system of education. The book is about all these things.” --Kenneth Ramchand, Professor Emeritus of English, University of the West Indies.

For more of Lakshmi Persaud's work including longer extracts, more reviews and transcripts of recent talks, see
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