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Hari Kunzru

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/9780719078323.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In 2004, the BBC screened a documentary entitled The Power of Nightmares: the Rise of the Politics of Fear. Written and produced by Adam Curtis, the documentary controversially argues that Islamist ... More


Global Noise: Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru

Berthold Schoene

in The Cosmopolitan Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638154
eISBN:
9780748651795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines three novels, written by Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Hari Kunzru. These novels are concerned with the feasibility of sustaining the dynamics of Nancean world-formation in the ... More


The Politics of Hybridity-Mimicry in Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist and Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat

Greg Forter

in Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830436
eISBN:
9780191880018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830436.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter critiques the continued influence of Homi Bhabha’s theories of hybridity and mimicry in the colonial context, while putting Bhabha’s ideas into dialogue with those of Roberto Retamar. ... More


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


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