Hanif Kureishi is a British playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, novelist, and short story writer. He is best known for his works exploring themes of race, nationalism, immigration, and sexuality, often drawing on his own experiences as a person of Pakistani and English descent growing up in London. Kureishi's notable works include the screenplay for 'My Beautiful Laundrette', which received an Oscar nomination, and his novel 'The Buddha of Suburbia', which won the Whitbread Award for first novel in 1990.
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"The Buddha of Suburbia" is a coming-of-age novel that explores themes of race, class, and sexuality in 1970s London. The story follows the life of the protagonist, a young man of mixed English and Pakistani heritage, as he navigates his identity in the backdrop of suburban London. His father, a self-proclaimed guru, adds a layer of complexity to his journey. The novel is a darkly humorous critique of British society and its attitudes towards race and class.