Mittwoch, 18. November 2009

general information

The author

Bali Rai was born in 1971 in Leicester, England. He is an author of books for young people. Bali Rai is British but is the Son of an Indian immigrant. He studied political science and jobbed after he finished. While doing so he wrote his first book "(un)arranged marriage".

The narrator

First person narrator (Manny):
-> the presentation of the characters is therefore subjective and one sided

-negative, condescending because his family (parents + brothers) is different
-> because their cultural + personal identity is different

-colloquial, slang, disrespectful

-> The members of Manny´s family see themselves differently from the way Manny depicts them!

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