Author: Esterino Adami
Publisher: Prestige Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175511842
The present volume aims at exploring the world of diasporic fiction in Britain, with a special focus on Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi and Meera Syal. Through an interdisciplinary approach and with a wealth of illuminating examples, Esterno Adami deals with a wide variety of critical issues such as the impact of ethnic communities, the reinvention of Englishness against the backdrop of intercultural negotiations, the rise of diasporic cinema and the literary experience of hybridity. The author also traces the narrative and stylistic features of these ground-breaking writers in the light of postcolonial discourse, postmodernism and cultural studies.
The study is devoted to the intercultural matrix that the Indian diaspora has produced in the UK whilst distinctively each chapter focuses on a particular author, or genre, and on their peculiarities, in a monographic manner.
A refreshing, insightful, provocative examination of the diasporic fiction of the Indo-British writers.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
D like Diaspora
A Question of Place
Literary Curries and Postmodern Recipes: The Strange Case of Salman Rushdie
The Writer of the Writers
Rushdie’s Rhizomes: The One Thousand and One Narrative Techniques
Coda: Literary Curries
(Postcolonial or Postmodern Recipes?)
SECTION II-HANIF KUREISHI IN THE INTIMACY OF WRITING
The Artist Complete
Relocating Hanif Kureishi’s Families in the New Mother Country
Postcolonial Everyman: From Migrancy to Hybridity
SECTION III-LITTLE INDIAS IN BRITAIN
Meera Syal’s Novels of Innocence and Experience
The Pen and the Screen: An Overview of Nomadic Subjects from Diasporic Literature to Cinema