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By Sara Upstone

This publication takes a post-racial method of the illustration of race in modern British fiction, re-imagining reports of race and British literature clear of matters with particular racial teams in the direction of a extra subtle research of the contribution of a extensive, post-racial British writing. reading the paintings of writers from quite a lot of different racial backgrounds, the booklet illustrates how modern British fiction, instead of in basic terms reflecting social norms, is creating a radical contribution in the direction of the prospective way forward for a definitely multi-ethnic and post-racial Britain. this is often built through a strategic use of the realist shape, which turns into a utopian gadget because it offers readers with a fact past present conditions, but one that is rooted inside an identifiable international.

Speaking to the explicit contexts of British cultural politics, and at once connecting with modern debates surrounding race and identification in Britain, the writer engages with a variety of either mainstream and overlooked authors, together with Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Julian Barnes, John Lanchester, Alan Hollinghurst, Martin Amis, Jon McGregor, Andrea Levy, Bernardine Evaristo, Hanif Kureishi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hari Kunzru, Nadeem Aslam, Meera Syal, Jackie Kay, Maggie Gee, and Neil Gaiman. This state-of-the-art quantity explores how modern fiction is on the centre of re-thinking how we have interaction with the query of race in twenty-first-century Britain.

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