Award-winning presenter Anita Rani has spent years lighting up the screen with appearances on Countryfile, Strictly Come Dancing and most recently Netflix. However, before all that she was a young woman trying to balance her Indian home life with the wider British world in her hometown of Bradford.

By sharing empowering tales from her youth, Rani’s memoir The Right Sort of Girl acts as a letter to her 16-year-old self, taking us behind the scenes of her own coming-of-age-journey. It’s the story of a second-generation British Indian woman trying to find her place in Northern England – all while being labelled too white inside of her family home and too brown outside of it.

The book is unflinchingly honest and packed full of humour, charm and wit, and you can join Rani as she recalls a quest for identity that helped her to become the woman she is today.

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About The Author

Anita Rani

Bradford born and bred, award-winning presenter Anita Rani is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. She is a lead presenter on Countryfile, hosts Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 every week and regularly presents on Radio 2. Anita is well known for her work on Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC and most recently with Netflix. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

About The Chair

Saima Mir

SAIMA MIR is a British Pakistani journalist who grew up in Bradford, where she started her career as a local reporter. She has written for The Times, Guardian and Independent. Her essay for It’s Not About the Burqa (Picador) appeared in the Guardian and received over250,000 hits online in two days. She has also contributed to the anthology The Best, MostAwful Job: Twenty Mothers Talk Honestly About Motherhood. THE KHAN is her debut novel. Saima lives in London.