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    The Representation of Race in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin and The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi The journey undergone by the narrator (and elder brother) in Sonny’s blues may be short in literary terms but is said to be one of the tenderest and thought provoking pieces in modern fiction. Indirect comparisons between life and music are rich within many of the paragraphs and pages and remain quietly present throughout the duration of the story even when less patent. Jazz as a genre is

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    Analysis of The Buddha of Suburbia

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    young Marxist and brings in Karim to sex, drugs and the real life behind a drab and grey London, each character possesses a vitality and color that contrasts luminously with their repressed and traditional surroundings. (The Buddha Of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1990) Although this book is a lot of amusing to read, what actually takes it to the next level is Karim's steady, troubling sense of separation and doubt about the future. Karim observes the people around him as examples

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    The Dogs Book Vs Movie

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    more engaging way. It gives the audience’s senses a more powerful experience. However, the film usually differs from the original story due to the director’s ideas, actors, and many other factors. Ronald Wright’s decisions made in his adaptation of Hanif Kureishi’s short story The Dogs, illustrates the positives and negatives on film adaptation. We are able to see the good and bad sides on both the original literary work and the film adaptation. After reading Kureishi’s short story The Dogs, I am

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    Womanhood in Thicker than Water A woman's sexual discovery, or her menstruation, or her domesticity, or the development of her body, or a realization of an age-old philosophy, is perhaps, the catalyst to becoming a conventional woman. Regardless, civilization may hint to 'some' rite of passage, but is it clear as to 'what' it is that marks this new title of womanhood? The answer may seem blurred in the complexity of Kathryn Harrison's character Isabel, in her novel Thicker Than Water. Isabel's

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    The short story “The Decline of the West” is written in 2010 by a man named Hanif Kureishi. It focuses on the how the modern capitalistic society is and how it affects the family life. It also questions the ethnicity of capitalism. The main character is a 3rd person narrator but it is bound to the main character. We only get to hear his thoughts and see things from his point of view. The story takes place in England in the outskirts of London. In the start of the short story we are presented to

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    The Black Album and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses British writer C.C. Colton once claimed, "Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but--live for it" (Copeland 345). Indeed, if nothing else, Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album shows the depths to which people concern themselves with questions of religion, ethnicity, and the identity associated with them. Kureishi's themes and symbolism work within a larger context of the politics of identity, race, and

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    marginalized. Culturally they are nowhere men and yearn for their self-identity. Many writers, especially diasporic and expatriate writers, deal in their writings with the sad plight of the immigrants in the host country. Over the last two decades Kureishi has established himself as a cultural spokesman of the immigrants in England, especially Asian community there. As a novelist, playwright and author of screenplays he has recurrently tackled the problems of racial prejudice and ethno-English identity

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    sentence structure and his continuous use of imagery within the extract. The second passage, extracted from The Buddha of Suburbia, written by Hanif Kureishi, establishes a modern description of the class division created by the city of London; Kureishi creates this meaning with the use of characterization and figurative language. Both Dickens and Kureishi, are able to create a theme of society and class that is accurate to the time period in which each individual passage is written. Dickens extract

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    criticize it for its lack of justice. Money is a dominant factor in most people's lives in this day and age, no matter where they come from. Should money and materialistic amenities really hold such a big place in our hearts and lives? This is what Hanif Kureishi portrays in his short story “The Decline of the West”, which deals with the ethic aspects of capitalism. The story takes place in the outskirts of London. Almost the entire story takes place in the family’s luxurious five-floor house, although

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    Osman and His Family Got Asylum in the United Kingdom It was a fine summer’s day with a very few clouds. Osman had just finished eating his breakfast, when the door bell rang. Osman’s father went to open the door and returned with a recorded delivery letter from the Home Office.” What’s that dad?” said Osman. “We have got asylum in the United Kingdom , “Osman’s father replied. with joy.” Now what will we do, can we live here for the rest of our lives?” “I think we will be moving to somewhere

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