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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. Born to Scottish-Italian parents, she was sent to Catholic School in contrast with her Scots-Italian cousins and spent her days helping out in the family café in Edinburgh. Tackling themes such as growing up, romantic love and motherhood, Pia’s memoir traces her journey as she discovers her place in the world.
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 Anne Pia's memoir. 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.
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