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1444940694
Book:The boxer; Nikesh Shukla:2019 The boxer; Nikesh Shukla
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Author: Shukla, Nikesh
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: JT
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781444940695
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Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A 17 year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he's just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he's been desperately seeking at the club, and a mentor in trainer Shobu, who helps him find his place in the world. But racial tensions are rising in the city, and when a Far Right march through Bristol turns violent, Sunny is faced with losing his new best friend Keir to radicalisation.
Additional information: 280 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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Note: Originally published: 2016 We're told that we live in a multicultural melting pot - that we're post-racial. Yet, studies show that throughout the UK, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are much more likely to live in poverty than white British people (Institute of Race Relations). It's a hard time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the grandchild of one. 'The Good Immigrant' brings together twenty emerging British BAME writers, poets, journalists, and artists to confront this issue. In these essays about race and immigration, they paint a picture of what it means to be 'other' in a country that wants you, doesn't want you, doesn't accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and would prefer you if you won a major reality show competition.
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I like some of the essays more than others. It was thought provoking though, so a worthy read.
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