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Hanif Kureishi's Buddha of Suburbia--1990 Whitbread Award for Best First Novel

  • Mar 29, 2014 · 3:00 PM
  • Rachelle's Apartment

Hanif Kureishi is a Pakistani-English author and playwright. His work deals predominantly with issues of racial and cultural identity in contemporary culture. His first novel, Buddha of Suburbia, won the 1990 Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and he won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2010. 

Buddha of Suburbia is said to be quite autobiographical. It is about Karim, a mixed-race teenager who is desperate to escape suburban South London and make new experiences in the 1970s. It was later made into a British television series with a theme song written by David Bowie! 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel last minute. I really enjoyed this book, but I woke up this morning not feeling all that great.

    March 29, 2014

    • Rachelle

      I totally understand--we'll see you at the next one!

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this! Bringing a quinoa salad!

    March 27, 2014

  • Rachelle

    I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. There is rain in the forecast, but not until late in the day, so bring a yummy vegan dish to share and your ideas about race and class in the 70s!

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make it after all, sorry! Looking forward to next time.

    March 23, 2014

  • Rachelle

    As our next potluck book club approaches, think of what you'll bring so we can ensure a good variety of dishes. I'll make a smokey black bean hummus that will be served with crudites and rice chips. Also, if you follow this link you can hear Kureishi discussing his novel. It's pretty interesting.

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2008/feb/01/books42

    March 16, 2014

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