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SEPTEMBER London Book Club – ‘Life of a Banana’ by PP Wong

8th September 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Book: 'Life of a Banana' by PP Wong

Genre: Literary Fiction

Venue: Coco Momo, Holborn

The Book/Synopsis:

Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay - a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.

Then Xing Li's life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.

Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British




PP Wong

** ALSO LOOK OUT FOR OUR CONNECTED AUTHOR EVENT - Meet PP Wong and discuss the book with the author herself!

Date: Monday 15 September

Time: 6.45pm- 8pm

Venue: Coco Momo, Holborn


8th September 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Coco Momo
64 Theobalds Road, Holborn
London, London WC1X 8SF United Kingdom
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