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.