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A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi
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bookshelves: memoirs, non-fiction
Recommended to Sandra by: Donna Mc.
Read in April, 2011

I would have liked a different title, and did puzzle over this for a while, coming up with nothing! Written by an adult, Khorsandi employs her perspective, as a child, of the Iranian Revolution. I found that part fascinating. Also it was a good reminder of how difficult it is for any emigre, refugee, to assimilate into a foreign culture. And a great portrayal of what the average Iranian surely must be like.
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Gill I wondered about the title, but in reading found that it was the children's view of their parents who did not "act" i.e. behave "English".


Sandra Hmmm! That makes sense!


Gill Sandra wrote: "Hmmm! That makes sense!" ;-) It took me a while to get it too.


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