Anita and Me

how has the author illustrated Meena's experience of racism in the village? (chapters 1-4, Anita and me)

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In the novel, Anita and Me, the author indicates racism throughout the novel. In the earlier chapters we see Meena discussing her infancy by saying: ‘I slept in a drawer, probably swaddled in back copies of the Daily Mirror. p9

Later, Meena hears someone call her mother a 'bloody stupid Wog' after a car incident. It is at this point that the reader, as well as Meena, realizes that racism is woven throughout all of her community. This is one of the times that she's exposed to direct racism.