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My Ear at His Heart: Reading My Father

Hanif Kureshi
Format
Book
Published
London : Faber, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0571224032 (hbk)
Summary
Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Hanif Kureishi grew up in the suburbs when it wasn't yet "cool" to be Asian. Kureishi briefly explores the histories of his father's bourgeois Indian family and the uncles who migrated to Karachi at partition. In contrast to his father, they achieved a measure of fame in Pakistan as writers. He interweaves bits of Indo-Pakistani history, and episodes from his journey to visit his family, into his story. He remains bemused, for example, by the tendency of his liberal relatives to defend Islam. But his mixed heritage continues to intrigue him. After his father's death, he finds himself, fuelled with drink and drugs, straying into congregations at mosques; the intolerance he finds there inspired The Black Album.
Description
198 p. ; 23 cm.
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