Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is a British playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, and novelist. He is known for works such as 'The Buddha of Suburbia', 'My Beautiful Laundrette', and 'Intimacy'. His work often explores themes of race, nationalism, immigration, and sexuality.


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  1. 1. The Buddha of Suburbia

    "The Buddha of Suburbia" is a coming-of-age novel that explores themes of race, class, and sexuality in 1970s London. The story follows the life of the protagonist, a young man of mixed English and Pakistani heritage, as he navigates his identity in the backdrop of suburban London. His father, a self-proclaimed guru, adds a layer of complexity to his journey. The novel is a darkly humorous critique of British society and its attitudes towards race and class.

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