Tales from a Chinese takeaway

In conversation with Angela Hui about resilience, inter-generational trauma and growing up in a takeaway in rural Wales

“I grew up playing on the old cokeworks round the back of the takeaway, a constant reminder of the mines closed under Thatcherism.”

“Not many parents want to pass that gauntlet onto the next generation because it’s so hard working on your feet for 14-20 hours a day, my parents came to cook, so we didn’t have to.”

“I’m Welsh first and foremost, because it’s made me who  I am.”

Tales from a Chinese takeaway

By Mai-Anh Peterson