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Introduction

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/9780719078323.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

There have been Asian writers in Britain for almost as long as there have been Asians in Britain: since the seventeenth century. In the wake of mass migration from the 1950s, however, for the first ... More


Nadeem Aslam

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/9780719078323.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In his three novels, Season of the Rainbirds (1993), Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) and The Wasted Vigil (2008), Nadeem Aslam fuses conventional postcolonial themes and literary techniques with a ... More


Conclusion

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/9780719078323.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In some ways, this book marks just a beginning. The British Asian authors it focuses on are all still writing, seven of them are under the age of fifty. Their presence has realised Salman Rushdie's ... More


Hanif Kureishi

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/9780719078323.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Hanif Kureishi is the first author of note born in Britain. How he imagines his world is central to his identity as a British Asian author. Kureishi's vision of London, and of the communities that ... More


Conclusion

in Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314827
eISBN:
9781846316258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316258.018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book has explored how antiracism has shaped the form and content of both political debate and individual minority identities in contemporary Britain by analysing ten contemporary novels by black ... More


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