In the new millennium’s multicultural cities living together with difference has become a harshly debated question around the politics of identity and the politics of place, intended as open, irregular crossroads of fluxes – largely migratory – responsible for complicating the very notions of space and community. The novel "Londonstani" (2006) by Gautam Malkani, published shortly after London July 2005 terroristic attacks, concentrates on the dramatic changes which have affected the city, beginning from one of its most vital and crucial components, the so called youth culture; and, in contrast with the idea of community that has become even more rigid in the last years, it wishes the affirmation of a fluid and indifferentiated scene, capable of trespassing ethnic confines and featuring new hybrid, performing identities.
Esposito, L. (2009). “Londonstani": ibridazioni e post-sottoculture nella città multiculturale. In L.E.e.A.R. Fabrizio Deriu (a cura di), Metropoli e nuovi consumi culturali. Performance urbane dell’identità (pp. 41-59). ITA : Carocci Editore.