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British Asian fiction: twenty-first century voices

British Asian fiction: twenty-first century voices

Upstone, Sara

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates surrounding black British, diasporic, migrant and postcolonial literature. This is the first text to focus solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates surrounding black British, diasporic, migrant, and postcolonial literature in order to foreground both the continuities and tensions embedded in their relationship to such terms, engaging in particular with the ways in which this 'new' generation has been denied the right to a distinctive theoretical framework through absorption into pre-existing frames of reference. Focusing on the diversity of contemporary British Asian experience, the book engages with themes including gender, national and religious identity, the reality of post-9/11 Britain, the post-ethnic self, urban belonging, generational difference and youth identities, as well as indicating how these writers manipulate genre and the novel form in support of their thematic concerns

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Published Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Sarah Upstone
ISBN: 1847793533, 9781847793539
Physical Description: 240 p.
Subject: English fiction South Asian authors History and criticism.; Cultural studies; Literature: history & criticism; 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100; Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies; Literature.; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Asia; Television; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; English
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780719078330

Contents

  1. Introduction 1. Salman Rushdie and V. S. Naipaul 2. Hanif Kureishi 3. Ravinder Randhawa 4. Atima Srivastava 5. Nadeem Aslam 6. Meera Syal 7. Hari Kunzru 8. Monica Ali 9. Suhayl Saadi Conclusion Bibliography Index