Remember Me?

My mother, her dementia and my journey to bring our hidden past into the present
 
 
Cassell (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 17. September 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-78840-247-7 (ISBN)
 
In December 2019, soon after her mother's untimely death to dementia, Shobna Gulati discovered a box tucked away amongst her mother's possessions. In the box lay a catalogue of neatly cut-out clippings of every time Shobna's name had been mentioned in the press. What was strange about this discovery was that throughout Shobna's life her mother had barely mentioned her daughter's career highs nor the box of memories she had filed them into. As Shobna sat in front of the box she began to think over her mother's life and the stories that had only begun to surface from her past as she lost her mind to dementia.

The ensuing story captures the shame that these memories hold to both Shobna and her mother; secrets they had collectively buried and also the concealment of her mother's condition due to the stigma attached to dementia in their South Asian community.

Remember Me? examines memories as they deteriorate but also looks at why we are forced to lock them away out of sight and rewrite our problematic pasts. In this deeply moving, tender and humorous memoir, a daughter sets out to reclaim her mother's past after her death and bring it into the present.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Octopus Publishing Group
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 222 mm
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  • Breite: 138 mm
978-1-78840-247-7 (9781788402477)

Shobna became a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood's Dinnerladies and as Sunita, in Coronation Street. She also appeared as a presenter on Loose Women (ITV), and most starred in Series 1 of the BBC One television show River Walks. On radio, Shobna hosted her own late night show on BBC Radio Manchester, and has appeared in many plays for BBC Radio 4, most recently in the sitcom 'The Break'.

She trained at Manchester University, Trinity Laban Conservatorie of Music and Dance, Goldsmith's College, London, Darpana Academy for Performing Arts, India, and has also completed a post graduate diploma in teaching dance from Middlesex University.

Shobna has just finished filming the role of Ray in the upcoming feature film Everyone's Talking About Jamie.

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