Greetings from Bury Park: Inspiration for the film 'Blinded by the Light'
Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage years were a constant battle to reconcile being both British and Muslim. But when his best friend introduced him to Bruce Springsteen, his life changed for ever. In this affectionate and timely memoir, Manzoor retraces his journey from the frustrations of his childhood to his reaction to the tragedies of 9/11 and 7/7.
Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mooingzelda - LibraryThing
Greetings From Bury Park is a wonderful memoir chronicling Sarfraz Manzoor's upbringing in Luton, focusing on the 1980s and 1990s. Manzoor was born in Pakistan and was brought to live in Britain at a ... Read full review
GREETINGS FROM BURY PARK: Race, Religion, and Rock 'n' RollUser Review - Kirkus
A British journalist comes to terms with his immigrant upbringing and love of Bruce Springsteen, each crippling in its own way.Manzoor grew up in working-class Luton and, as related in his sketchy ... Read full review