Saturday, September 28, 2013

Five great contemporary British-Asian novels

Sathnam Sanghera is a British journalist and author of Marriage Material: A Novel and The Boy With The Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton.

One of his best contemporary British-Asian novels, as published in the Telegraph:
[T]here is Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani (2006). There was a lot of hype about this book when it came out, hype which, oddly, distracted people from its originality and freshness. I reread it last year and was amazed at how it, uniquely, captured a particular phase of the British-Asian second-generation experience. People will look back at it and consider it a very important British novel.
Read about another novel on the list.

Also see Nikesh Shukla's top ten Anglo-Asian books.

--Marshal Zeringue