Author(s): Neil Grant
Rudra is an Indian-Australian boy at a crossroads, poised to step into the world of adulthood and to discover his cultural heritage and how that might truly define him. A wonderful exploration of dual heritage, cultural identity, family and the power of storytelling.
Kathleen's Review - I loved this teen novel about an Australian boy of mixed heritage. No matter that he was born there, the bullies at school still taunt him with racist slurs. His father is also a bully - is that his racism, or is it simply being a product of his own father and grandfather?
This book tackles some serious subjects in both Australia and in India, where Rudra and his mother travel to Rudra's grandmother's birthplace. And it talks strongly of belonging - to the land, to the stories ...