Takeaway: Stories From a Childhood Behind the Counter, by Angela Hui (Trapeze Books, 2022)

An autobiography, focusing on childhood and adolescence as the daughter of Chinese takeaway owners in 00s South Wales. An engaging account, addressing stressful family relationships, the mechanics of independent fast food, being an outsider in an insular community, experiencing racism, and reconciling multiple identities. Plus recipes, both family and commercial. Plenty to appreciate and to think on, basically.


My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.