Read life of a Sikh teen
1:00pm Monday 11th August 2014 in News
After a successful inaugural event last year, the Big Town Read is back for the 2014 Marlborough LitFest.
Book lovers are invited to read The Times journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s debut book The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton ahead of a question session with the author in September.
It puts a spotlight on the typical teenage frustrations of growing up in a provincial town focusing on of life in a Punjabi Sikh family in the 1980s and 1990s. Mr Sanghera depicts how he and his family came to terms with his father and sister having a serious mental illness.
The event is run in partnership with The Reading Agency which chose this novel for World Book Night in April.