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By Sara Upstone

This is the 1st textual content to concentration completely at the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the original contribution of those writers, it positions their paintings inside of debates surrounding black British, diasporic, migrant, and postcolonial literature with the intention to foreground either the continuities and tensions embedded of their dating to such phrases, conducting specific with the ways that this new new release has been denied the precise to a particular theoretical framework via absorption into pre-existing frames of reference.
Focusing at the variety of latest British Asian adventure, the publication engages with issues together with gender, nationwide and spiritual identification, the truth of post-9/11 Britain, the post-ethnic self, city belonging, generational distinction and formative years identities, in addition to indicating how those writers manage style and the unconventional shape in aid in their thematic concerns.

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S. Naipaul, p. 44, p. 47. ╇ 14 Ahmad, In Theory, p. 111; Salgado, ‘V. S. Naipaul and the Politics of Fiction’, p. 314. ╇ 15 As cited in Cudjoe, V. S. Naipaul, p. 225. ╇ 16 Krishnan, ‘Midnight’s Children: An Un-Indian Book About All Things Indian’, p. 51, p. 53. ╇ 17 Mahanta, ‘Allegories of the Indian Experience’, p. 244. ╇ 18 Webb, ‘Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses’, p. 87. Morey, ‘Salman Rushdie and the English Tradition’. ╇ 19 See, for example, Brennan, Salman Rushdie, p. 150; Gorra, After Empire, p.

4 Such an anecdote draws attention to what good literary critics already take for granted, particularly in terms of ethnic authors for whom the burden of representation is great: a literary work, however ‘realist’, is not the real world. Yet how Kureishi imagines his world is central to his identity as a British Asian author. His vision of London, and of the communities that inhabit it, has become the scaffolding for an ideological perspective that infuses his fiction. Being British Asian: Kureishi’s posed/post-ethnicity For Mark Stein, Kureishi’s novels fall into two groups, identified respectively as ‘posed-ethnic’ and ‘post-ethnic’.

187–8. 102 Naipaul, ‘Tell Me’, p. 60. , pp. 93–4. 104 Naipaul, Half a Life, p. 52. 105 Naipaul, Magic Seeds, p. 194, p. 200, pp. 222–3, p. 279. 106 Allen, ‘A Postcolonial World’, p. 149. 107 Huggan, Postcolonial Exotic, pp. 94–104. 108 Kureishi, Buddha, p. 3. 109 Mustafa, V. S. Naipaul, p. 27. For an overview of Naipaul’s antiIslamic sentiment see Kapur, ‘A Million Neuroses’, and Wheatcroft, ‘A Terrifying Honesty’. Although the Satanic Verses affair was driven by accusations of Orientalism, recent Rushdie criticism renews this claim: see Sawhney and Sawhney, ‘Reading Rushdie after September 11, 2001’.

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