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Book Launch: Language of My Choosing by Anne Pia
Thu 20 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
How do you choose your nationality?
This is a question that Anne Pia often asked herself whilst growing up in Edinburgh, in the Scots-Italian community. Her candid memoir is honest and unromantic, and tackles difficult issues without a romantic overlay.
'A book that will challenge its readers to tear up all the scripts society has written for them and find their own words,' says Richard Holloway of Language of My Choosing: the candid life-memoir of an Italian Scot. As a third generation Italian, neither fully an insider nor entirely an outsider, she offers a fascinating perspective on growing up in the Edinburgh Italian Scots community in the aftermath of the Second World War. This is also the story of three generations of women, all powerful and determined, challenging the expectations laid on them. Pia writes in a wonderfully vigorous, engaging style. This book is a torrent of memory and passion that will fascinate and inspire.