Monday, December 27, 2010

Top 10 Anglo-Asian books

Nikesh Shukla is a writer, performance poet and filmmaker. His first novel, Coconut Unlimited, is shortlisted for this year's Costa first novel award.

For the Guardian he named his top ten Anglo-Asian books, including:
Hari Kunzru - My Revolutions

Hari Kunzru takes a break from technology-obsessed India and colonial India to deliver a bittersweet tale of the realities that befall an activist commune, and the secrets and regrets that haunt them well into their dotage. The slow-burn reveal of how all the empassioned polemics and free love fell out is beautifully explored, from the impetuousness of their adolescent smugness into the 20-20 hindsight of guilt and regret. Refreshingly un-brown, which is a rare allowance by a publisher for an "ethnic" author.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue