Home truths : fictions of the South Asian diaspora in Britain / Susheila Nasta

Author(s): Nasta, Susheila
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Subjects: English literature--South Asian authors--History and criticism
South Asians--Great Britain--Intellectual life
Emigration and immigration in literature
South Asians in literature
Immigrants in literature
Southeast Asia--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Prologue: Some Home Truths? 1
Pt. 1. Passages to England
1. Points of Departure: Early Visions of 'Home' and 'Abroad' 15
2. Crossing Over and Shifting the Shapes: Sam Selvon's Londoners 56
Pt. 2. Imaginary Homelands
3. If the 'House' Falls Down: The Enigma of Writing Survival in V. S. Naipaul 93
4. Writing Home: 'Unfinished Business' in Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses 132
Pt. 3. Homes Without Walls
5. 'Homing In': Opening Up 'Asian' Britain in Hanif Kureishi and Ravinder Randhawa 173
6. Birds of Passage: The 'Rooms of Memory' in Romesh Gunesekera, Sunetra Gupta, Aamer Hussein 212
Epilogue: Some Notes Towards a Conclusion 240
Notes 246
Select Bibliography 285
Index 299
Notes: LCCN: 2001133053
ISBN: 0333670051
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-297) and index
Physical Description: xii, 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 47791289
ISBN/ISSN: 0333670051

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