Hanif Kureishi (3791 words)

Paul Veyret (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
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Hanif Kureishi is something of an enfant terrible in the world of contemporary British literature. He is the author of iconic film scripts such as My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and ground-breaking novels such as The Buddha of Suburbia (1990) and, among others, The Black Album (1995), as well the moving semi-autobiography My Ear at His Heart (2004). As much as he was fêted at first for his “cheering fictions” (English, 103) about a tentatively true and authentic British Asian, then British Muslim, experience, he rapidly distanced himself from the reductive role of cultural delegate. Since the turn of the century his stance on class, race and gender politics has proved complex and …

Citation: Veyret, Paul. "Hanif Kureishi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 May 2020 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2572, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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