The Boy With The Topknot – Sathnam Sanghera

The Boy With The Topknot - Sathnam Sanghera
The Boy With The Topknot – Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera’s memories of growing up as second generation Sikh in Wolverhampton; grammar school leads to Cambridge and on to a career as a journalist in London.

Discovering his father, and subsequently his sister, both suffer from¬†schizophrenia eventually draws him back to¬†Wolverhampton to explore his family’s history and to have a long overdue conversation with his mother about marriage.

As Maggie O’Farrell’s quotation on the front cover says, it’s “heartbreaking and wonderful”.

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