Hanif Kureishi British dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and short story writer. For further information on his life and works, see CLC, Volume With the critical success of his screenplay for My Beautiful LaundretteHanif Kureishi emerged as a provocative young chronicler of xenophobia, sexuality, and urban adolescent angst in contemporary Britain.
Kureishi was born in Kent to a Pakistani father and an English mother, and his father was from a wealthy family. His writing career began when he started writing pornography, and he soon moved on to writing for theatre. Kureishi began experiencing major success in with his screenplay My Beautiful Launderette.
The Buddha of Suburbia was wildly successful: Despite his success, Kureishi has garnered criticism in regards to his personal life. His family has accused him of exploiting them, and they state that many of the "semi-autobiographical" elements of his work are entirely fictional.
Similarly, his novel Intimacy created controversy because it portrays a man leaving his wife and young children.
Many assumed it was autobiographical as Kureishi had done the same not long before the novel was published. Kureishi has three children with the film producer Tracey Scoffeild and lives in West London. Many former colonies of Britain had obtained independence in the 20 years previous, and the s brought social change in the form of drugs, legalization of abortion in the UK inand the ideas of free love, peace, and sexual permissiveness as espoused by the hippies.
These ideas of the s permeate the beginning of the novel but soon give way to the economic recessions and social discontent that England experienced later in the decade. Amidst this backdrop and despite economic depression, the British middle class thrived during the s.
Though Karim is mostly involved with more liberal politics, the seventies also saw the rise of neo-Nazi political parties such as the National Front.
The National Front expressed strong anti-immigrant sentiment and supported sending immigrants back to their countries of origin. She represented a major swing towards conservatism in British politics. Buddha often mentions the animosity between Pakistan and India, which is a result of the partition of British India in This created a massive refugee crisis as individuals from different religions crossed the India-Pakistan border, and it resulted in intense violence.
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