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The Right Sort of Girl
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The Right Sort of Girl (Hardback)

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Empowering and energetic, The Right Sort of Girl is a coming-of-age story of identity. Trying to navigate her Indian world at home and the British world outside her front door, Anita Rani was a girl who didn't fit in anywhere. She shares with us the lessons she wishes her 16-year-old self could have known then:

You do not need to bleach your skin

Be your own superhero

You are Indian enough

You don't need to compromise on your own happiness

And that there is no such thing as the right sort of girl.

Anita takes you into a world you might never have been to before: the life of a second-generation British Indian woman up north. Loaded with all the baggage and conflict that label brings. Never holding back, Anita allows us to access every part of her life, her failures and mistakes, the good and the bad, how she managed to become the powerhouse she is whilst battling against being too white inside her home, too brown outside of it. Through sheer determination and learning to adapt to any situation she found herself in, she overcame tricky odds and found a new way to define who she is. Ultimately, she created a space for herself to be seen.

If you have ever felt alone, different, or just not the right sort of girl, this is the book for you. Fizzing with energy, hilarity and charm, Anita's memoir is one for the ages.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd Publication Date: 08/07/2021 ISBN-13: 9781788704236  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Bradford born and bred, award-winning presenter Anita Rani is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. She is one of the lead presenters on BBC's Countryfile and regularly presents on BBC Radio 2. Anita is well known for her work on Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC and most recently with Netflix. She also wowed audiences on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 with her natural dance ability and fearlessness. Anita's projects have taken her all over the world, including to Jordan for her ongoing support of charity Refugee Crisis. It has also taken her to India for the BBC documentary My Family, Partition and Me. Anita explored the human impact of the Partition of India through the intimate stories of four British families, including her own. You can find Anita on Twitter and Instagram @itsanitarani.

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