The Life of a Banana
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
The title of the book really amused me. "Banana" is used as slang to describe an Asian person who "acts" white. Yellow on the outside, white on the inside. Not a great stereotype, but I was intrigued by the books premise of a young Chinese woman who lives in London and must navigate the perils of be...
Review by Melissa Barnsley for Liz Loves Books. Source: Publisher Review Copy Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older br...
The title of the book made me smile, since a 'banana' was meant to describe a Chines person with a western up bringing. Yellow outside and white inside. In my country we have the 'coconuts'. It seems as though there will always be confusion and bitterness when second generation immigrants have to ad...
Truly amazing. Doesn't miss a beat or waste a single word. Stunning. Full review http://ifthesebookscouldtalk.com/2014/09/05/banana-pp-wong/