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Olive Witch

Abeer Y. Hoque

In the 1970s, Nigeria is flush with oil money, building new universities, and hanging on to old colonial habits. Abeer Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit town, where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh and finds herself surrounded by clouded skies and high schoolers who speak in movie quotes and pop culture slang. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. Disassociated from her parents, and laid low by academic pressure and spiralling depression, she is committed to a psychiatric ward in Philadelphia. When she moves to Bangladesh on her own, it proves to be yet another beginning for someone who is only just getting used to being an outsider - wherever she is. Arresting and beautifully written, with poems and weather conditions framing each chapter, Olive Witch is an intimate memoir about taking the long way home.

In the 1970s, Nigeria is flush with oil money, building new universities, and hanging on to old colonial habits. Abeer Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit town, where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh and finds herself surrounded by clouded skies and high schoolers who speak in movie quotes and pop culture slang. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. Disassociated from her parents, and laid low by academic pressure and spiralling depression, she is committed to a psychiatric ward in Philadelphia. When she moves to Bangladesh on her own, it proves to be yet another beginning for someone who is only just getting used to being an outsider - wherever she is. Arresting and beautifully written, with poems and weather conditions framing each chapter, Olive Witch is an intimate memoir about taking the long way home.
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In the 1970s, Nigeria is flush with oil money, building new universities, and hanging on to old colonial habits. Abeer Hoque is a Bangladeshi girl growing up in a small sunlit town, where the red clay earth, corporal punishment and running games are facts of life. At thirteen she moves with her family to suburban Pittsburgh and finds herself surrounded by clouded skies and high schoolers who speak in movie quotes and pop culture slang. Finding her place as a young woman in America proves more difficult than she can imagine. Disassociated from her parents, and laid low by academic pressure and spiralling depression, she is committed to a psychiatric ward in Philadelphia. When she moves to Bangladesh on her own, it proves to be yet another beginning for someone who is only just getting used to being an outsider - wherever she is. Arresting and beautifully written, with poems and weather conditions framing each chapter, Olive Witch is an intimate memoir about taking the long way home.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:03