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British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone


This text focuses 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 co ... More

Keywords: gender, national identity, religious identity, South Asian descent, black British literature, diasporic literature, migrant literature, postcolonial literature, British writers, post-9/11 Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078323
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Upstone, author