A moving story of mental illness and a wife’s devotion.
Journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s life in London is very different from his traditional Punjabi family’s – and they are set on a collision course when, just as he’s about to come clean about his non-Sikh girlfriend, a family secret is revealed.
Sathnam grew up in Wolverhampton in the 1980s unaware that his father was schizophrenic, and the discovery makes him realise just how little he knows of his parents’ life. He starts asking questions of their past, which take him back to his childhood, a time when he wore a topknot, a sign of his religious devotion.
Based on the writer’s memoirs, this is touching, sensitive and funny – with some