Chapter 26. Hybrid Voices and Visions: The Short Stories of E.A. Markham, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Patricia Duncker, and Jackie Kay

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Michael Parker Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch26

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Parker, M. (2008) Hybrid Voices and Visions: The Short Stories of E.A. Markham, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Patricia Duncker, and Jackie Kay, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Central Lancashire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • hybrid voices and visions;
  • sudden surge in texts re-examining Britain's colonial past and its continuing legacy;
  • Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day (1980) and In Custody (1984) Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981) and Shame;
  • films like Gandhi (1982) - A Passage to India (1984);
  • Salman Rushdie's “The Courter” - paying tribute to a living ninety-one-year-old woman “who did as much as my mother to raise my sisters and me”;
  • new female presence in contemporary British writing;
  • Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees (1997) - work of remarkable psychological depth and complexity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

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  • 4

  • 5

  • References and Further Reading