Multidisciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada launches his memoir, The Go-Between.
Set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, Osman opens a window into a closed migrant community living in a red-light district. The adult world is seen through Osman’s eyes as a child: his own devout Pakistani/Afghan Pashtun community, with its divide between the world of men and women, living cheek-by-jowl with parallel migrant communities. Children balance Western school teachings with cultural traditions. Alternative masculinities compete with strict gender roles, and female erasure and honour-based violence are committed, even as empowering female friendships prevail.
'A beautifully observed and funny book' - Guardian
'Osman's compelling and humane memoir shines light into a hidden world I didn't realise existed down the road from me. It's an essential book that will help you understand multicultural Britain in all its complexities' - Sathnam Sanghera
22 x 14.4 x 3.4 cm
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