"Drug addiction is regarded by professionals as a disease; something addicts can't help. It means that they're sick and deserve sympathy. You know what have to I say to that?" This is the voice of Kieran Ali, the storyteller behind "Life, Love and Assimilation"; a raw and unpretentious account of the battles faced by an Asian girl growing up in London. Kieran tackles her brother's drug addiction, her mother's constant disapproval and the patriarchal nature of her culture with fight, zest and humour and makes no apologies for her strong opinions. We watch as her roots lead to her ruin and ultimately, to her redemption.