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The Black Album

Hanif Kureishi

‘A marvellous, impatient adventure … Kureishi’s panoramic London is so noisily exuberant, there is scarcely room for all the arguments he marshals.’ Sunday Times

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9780571249404
Date Published
08.01.2009
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Summary

The Black Album is the second novel by Hanif Kureishi, one of the most praised and influential writers of our times. It is set in London in 1989, the year after the second acid-fuelled ‘summer of love’ – also the year in which the Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced his infamous fatwa upon Salman Rushdie.

The Black Album is a portrait of a young Asian man being pulled in conflicting directions: one way by the lure of sexual and hallucinogenic hedonism, another by the austere certitudes of Islam. Shahid Hasan, a clean-cut kid from the provinces, comes to London after the death of his father. He makes his home in a Kilburn bedsit, falls in love with postmodernist college lecturer Deedee Osgood, and soon finds himself passionately embroiled in a spiritual battle between liberalism and fundamentalism.

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Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He…

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