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Locating class in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane and its reception

Ahmed Rehana

in Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087400
eISBN:
9781781708972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter argues that the Bangladeshi community that forms the focus of Brick Lane is largely abstracted from its context so that the problems of the community are rooted uniquely in its ... More


Monica Ali

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the summer of 2001, young British Asians took to the streets of Oldham and Burnley in the North of England to protest against perceived racial inequality in their neighbourhoods. In the popular ... More


A Tale of Two Long Summers

Ali Riaz

in Islam and identity politics among British-Bangladeshis: A leap of faith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089558
eISBN:
9781781705803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089558.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes three events in the summers of 2005 and 2006 that riveted the Bengali community. They are: the election of George Galloway, the controversy over the filming of Brick Lane and ... More


Economy and Pathology in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the success of narratives that focus on a protagonist's therapeutic trajectory from suffering self to successful entrepreneur, and suggests that writers have themselves been ... More


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