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Postcolonial Literature

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Manny Pacquiao

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Stock up on these

This has been a bumper year for books. Whether you're looking for serious fiction or the lightest of bonkbusters, the latest on the economy or the quickest of meals, there's something out there for you.

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kureishi collected

Hanif Kureishi's new book is entitled Collected Stories. At 670 pages, it offers a condensed review of his entire career. There is the spice of his early period as an enfant terrible, breaking every racial and sexual taboo possible: see his Oscar-nominated screenplay, My Beautiful Laundrette, or his seminal novel, The Buddha of Suburbia.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence

by Salman Rushdie

Vintage, HK$108

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Something to Tell You

Something to Tell You

by Hanif Kureishi

Faber & Faber, HK$272

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

A Writer's People - Ways of Seeing and Feeling

A Writer's People - Ways of Seeing and Feeling

by V. S. Naipaul

Picador, HK$280

Trinidad's Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V.S.) Naipaul published his first novel, The Mystic Masseur, 50 years ago this year.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Fightin' words

THE INTERVIEW IS over and Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal is tearing into his sandwich, throwing back questions about sightseeing in Sydney, when fellow British-Indian novelist Hari Kunzru enters the eatery.

For a second, Dhaliwal looks terrified.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Magic Seeds

Magic Seeds

by V.S. Naipaul

Picador, $116

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Booker judge scolds Indian writers for their 'Disney style'

The biggest stars of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival met last night to discuss the issues on which the event is based: what lies ahead for Asian writing and how should authors approach the east?

Neither question was answered, of course, but the full house at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel were happy to pay $280 a head for bookish banter and champagne.

13 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Timothy Mo

'What makes the Japanese record between 1937 and 1945 disgraceful is the consistent and institutionalised nature of the cruelty towards the helpless. Some Westerners seek to explain it by saying that the Japanese code of military honour decreed that a soldier die rather than surrender and that POWs had forfeited all right to be treated as humans.

15 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Salman Rushdie

'Jihad is no longer quite as cool an idea as it was'

Salman Rushdie in The Guardian, 2002

1 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

A search for self

MOST OF YOU may not have heard of him or his books but when the British Council described Hanif Kureishi as a 'leading UK writer', it was no overstatement.

6 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Apartheid's legacy of painful truths

THE TRUTH MAY not necessarily set you free. Indeed, it may close, noose-like, around your neck, leaving you dangling on the gallows of a past you thought you'd escaped.

30 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Ten years on

It seems no time since we were watching, live on television, the heady days of students camping on Tiananmen Square and unveiling their Goddess of Democracy. But that was, of course, May 1989, now a full decade ago. And as May turned to June we remember how carnival-like images turned to horror as tanks mowed into the square.

24 May 1999 - 12:00am

Off the shelf

THE well-received first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, Under My Skin (Flamingo $96), is now out in paperback. The book examines her childhood days in Africa, her early political activism and finishes with her move to London in 1949.

11 Nov 1995 - 12:00am