By discussing some aspects of Hanif Kureishi’s novel The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), this essay attempts to bring to light some of the most significant changes that have occurred in London since the 1970s, notably the transformation of its ethnic map and the role of the immigrant community, as well as the spread of Muslim fundamentalism. Kureishi’s skills in tackling highly debated issues such as race, religion, integration and identity give us a flavour of 1970s London, thus enabling us to attempt a comparison with today’s post-7/7 London.

ELIA A (2008). "Yaars in 1970s Suburbia: London in Hanif Kureishi’s Fiction". LE SIMPLEGADI, N. 6, Anno 6, novembre 2008, 54-62.

"Yaars in 1970s Suburbia: London in Hanif Kureishi’s Fiction"

ELIA, ADRIANO
2008

Abstract

By discussing some aspects of Hanif Kureishi’s novel The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), this essay attempts to bring to light some of the most significant changes that have occurred in London since the 1970s, notably the transformation of its ethnic map and the role of the immigrant community, as well as the spread of Muslim fundamentalism. Kureishi’s skills in tackling highly debated issues such as race, religion, integration and identity give us a flavour of 1970s London, thus enabling us to attempt a comparison with today’s post-7/7 London.
ELIA A (2008). "Yaars in 1970s Suburbia: London in Hanif Kureishi’s Fiction". LE SIMPLEGADI, N. 6, Anno 6, novembre 2008, 54-62.
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