Birmingham City Council

Black and Asian British Fiction Writers

An Introductory Book List

Compiled by Arts, Languages and Literature Service, Floor 3, Central Library,
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ, Telephone 0121 303 4227
E-mail: arts.library@birmingham.gov.uk
www.birmingham.gov.uk/artslibrary

This select list is intended as an introduction to Library resources and websites. To locate works relating to these writers please check the library catalogue or ask the staff for help. Lending copies can be requested at any Community Library, at the Central Library or through the online catalogue.

If you are visiting BirminghamLibraries, copies of the list can be obtained from Arts, Languages and Literature, Floor 3, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ and via your local Community Library.

It is hoped that the list will encourage and stimulate interest in these authors and their writing.

A List of Black and Asian British Fiction Writers

You can borrow copies of the works for all the authors listed below. Also see African Writers Series - a wide ranging series of novels, poetry, short stories and drama from across Africa. Lending and Reference copies available.


ADEBAYO, Diran
ADEBAYO, Yinka
ALI, Monica
ALl, Tariq
ANTOINE, Patsy
ASLAM, Nadeem
AUGUSTUS, Patrick

BALSARI, Saumya
BANDELE-THOMAS, Biyi
BANERJI, Sara
BARLAY, Nick
BASU, Kunal
BEDFORD, Simi
BLACKMAN, Malorie
BRAITHWAITE, E. R.
BRYAN, Judith
BUFFONG, Jean
BURFORD, Barbara

CAMPBELL, Sheri
CARR, Rocky
CHAND, Meira
CHAUDHURI, Amit
COLLINS, Merle
CROOKS, Paul
CUMPER, Patricia

DGUIAR, Fred
DABYDEEN, David
DALEY-CLARKE, Donna
DENNIS, Ferdinand
DESAI, Anita
DHONDY, Farrukh
DON, Cliff

EMECHETA, Buchi
EVANS, Diana
EVARISTO, Bernardine
EZE-ANYIKA, Ike

FULLER, Vernella

GAYLE, Mike
GHOSH, Amitav
GILROY, Beryl
GORGON, Donald
GUNESEKERA, Romesh
GURNAH, Abdulrazak

HEADLEY, Victor
HODGES, Jo
HOSAIN, Attia
HUSSAIN, Zahid
HUSSEIN, Aamer

INYAMA, Ijeoma
ISLAM, Syed M

JAMES, C L R
JOHNSON, Jasmine
JOSPEH, Gareth

KALU, Peter
KASSAM, Nadya
KAY, Jackie
KING, Naomi
KITT, Sandra
KUREISHI, Hanif

LAHIRI, Jhumpa
LEVY, Andrea

MAAS, Sharon
MACLEOD, Jenny
MADHAVAN, Cauvery
MAHARAJ, Clem
MAHJOUB, Jamal
MANICKA, Rani
MARKANDAYA, Kamala
MARKHAM, E A
MARKS, Anton
MARTIN, S I
MASON-JOHN, Valerie
MAYNARD, Michael
MELVILLE, Pauline
MINHAS, Nisha
MISTRY, Rohinton
MO, Timothy
MOONE, Colin
MURRAY, Millie

NAIPAUL, V S
NAIR, Preethi
NAMJOSHI, Suniti
NARAYAN, R K
NEWLAND, Courttia

OKRI, Ben
ONYEKA
OPESAN, Ola

PEMBERTON, Joe
PERERA, Shyama
PERSAUD, Lakshmi
PHILLIPS, Caryl
PHILLIPS, Mike

RAI, Bali
RAMAKRISHNAN, Sailesh
RANDHAWA, Ravinder
RICHARDS, Yvette
RILEY, Joan
ROSS, Jacob
ROSS, Leone
ROY, Arundhati
ROY, Jacqueline
RUIA, Reshma S
RUSHDIE, Salman

SAADI, Suhayl
SELVON, Samuel
SETH, Vikram
SEWELL, Tony
SHAHRAZ, Qaisra
SHEIKH, Farhana
SHELL, Ray
SHINEBOURNE, Janice
SIMON, David
SMITH, Karline
SMITH, Zadie
SUNMONU, Yinka
SUTHERLAND, Luke
SYAL, Meera

TAYLOR, Andrea
THOMPSON, Stephen
TRAYNOR, Joanna

WALCOTT, Derek
WALTERS, Vanessa
WHEATLE, Alex
WHITE, Ruel
WILLIAMS, Marcia
WILLIAMS, Nicola

ZEPHANIAH, Benjamin

Fiction

The following authors with examples of their works are available in Arts, Languages and Literature. Please note this material can only be used in the library.


BRAITHWAITE, E. R.
To Sir, with love(1970) 828.9972903

BURFORD, Barbara
The threshing floor and other stories. (1986) 823.91

CHAUDHURI, Amit
A new world (2001) 823.9

COLLINS, Merle
Lady in a boat (2003) 828.9972901

DGUIAR, Fred
Feeding the ghosts (1997) 823.9

DABYDEEN, David
A harlot progress (1999) 823.9

DESAI, Anita
In custody (1984) A891.403

DHONDY, Farrukh
Romance, romance (1985) A891.402

EMECHETA, Buchi
Destination Biafra (1994) 828.99603

GILROY, Beryl
Inkle and Yarico (1996) 828.9972903

HOSAIN, Attia
Phoenix fled (1988) A828.9972903

KUREISHI, Hanif
Intimacy (1998) A823.914

MAHARAJ, Clem
Dispossessed (1992) 828.9972903

MARKHAM, E. A.
Something unusual (1986) A828.9972903

MISTRY, Rohinton
Fine balance (1997) A823.914

MO, Timothy
Sour sweet (1982) A823.91

MURRAY, Millie
Kiesha (1988) 823.91

NAIPAUL, V. S.
Half a life (2002) 823.9

NAMJOSHI, Suniti
Feminist fables (1994) A823.914

NARAYAN, R. K.
World of Nagaraj (2001) A891.403

OKRI, Ben
In Arcadia (2002) 823.9

PHILLIPS, Caryl
Higher ground (1999) 823.9

RANDHAWA, Ravinder
Wicked old woman (1987) 828.995403

RILEY, Joan
Romance (1998) 828.9972903

ROY, Arundhati
The God of small things (1998) A823.914

RUSHDIE, Salman
The ground beneath her feet (1999) 823.9

SELVON, Samuel
The lonely Londoners (1999) 828.9972903

SETH, Vikram
Equal music (1999) 823.9

SIMON, David
Mountaintop (1997) 822.914

SMITH, Zadie
White teeth (2001) 823.9

SYAL, Meera
Life isn all ha ha hee hee (1999) 823.9

WALCOTT, Derek
Tiepolo hound (2000) 828.9972901

Where indicated lending copies are available. Please ask your local library or check the online catalogue for more information.

Background Information

AFZAL-KHAN, Fawzia (1993)
Cultural imperialism and the Indo-English novel, genre and ideology in R. K. Narayan, Anita Desai, Kamala Markandaya and Salman Rushdie.
ALL 828.99540309 AFZ

ATKINS, Angela (2002)
Vikram Seth A suitable boy, a reader guide
ALL 823.9

BENSON, Eugene & CONNOLLY, L. eds. (1994)
Encyclopedia of post colonial literature in English (2 vols)
ALL K828.990903

BROWN, Lloyd, W. (1981)
Buchi Emecheta
ALL ApQ896.03

BRUNER, Charlotte and David (1985)
Buchi Emecheta and Maryse Conde, contemporary writing from Africa and the Caribbean
ALL ApQ896.03

BRUNER, Charlotte (1993)
Heinemann Book of African women's writing
ALL 828.9960308
Lending copies available

COBHAM, Rhonda and COLLINS, Merle eds. 1987
Watchers and seekers, creative writing by black women
ALL 821.00809287
Lending copies available

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS. 2000
ALL BQ 928

CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS
is available on Birmingham library computers as part of the Literature Resource Centre
You can also access it on computers outside libraries if you have a Birmingham Libraries card.

DABYDEEN, David (1988, 1997)
A reader guide to Westindian and black British Literature
ALL 828.9972909 DAB
Lending copies available

DABYDEEN, David ed. (1985)
The black presence in English literature
ALL 820.93520396

DENNIS, Ferdinand & KHAN, Naseem. eds. (2000)
Voices of the crossing, the impact of Britain on writers fromAsia, the Caribbean and Africa
ALL 823.98 DEN
Lending copies available

DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
Vols 117, 125, 157
ALL BQ 810.3 DIC

EDWARDS, P. & DABYDEEN, D. eds.(1991)
Black Writers in Britain, 1760- 1890.
ALL 82O.80896 EDW
Lending copies available

FEDER, Lillian (2001)
Naipaul truth, the making of a writer
ALL 823.9

GEORGE, Kadija ed. (1993)
Six plays by Black and Asian women writers
ALL 822.9108

GUPTARA, P. (1986)
Black British Literature, an annotated bibliography.
ALL A013.03
Lending copies available

GURNAH, Abdulrazak
Essays on African writing
ALL828.99609

HO, Elaine Yee Lin (2000)
Timothy Mo
ALL 8239.9
Lending copy available

KING, Bruce (2000)
Derek Walcott: a Caribbean lifeALL 828.9972901
Lending copy available

LEDENT, Benedicte (2002)
Caryl Phillips
ALL 823.9

LEE, A. Robert, ed. (1995)
Other Britain, other British: contemporary multicultural fiction
ALL 823.914098.LEE

MOH, Felicia Alu (2001)
Ben Okri: an introduction to his early fiction
ALL 828.99603

MOORE-GILBERT, Bart (2001)
Hanif Kureishi
ALL 823.9

NOAKES, Jonathan and REYNOLDS, Margaret eds. (2003)
Salman Rushdie
ALL 823.9
Lending copy available

OWUSU, K. (2000)
Black British culture and society: a text reader
Lending copies available

POPKIN, M. ed. (1978)
Modern Black Writers.
ALL K809.8896 POP

PROCTER, James. Ed (2000)
Writing Black Britain, 1948 - 98: an interdisciplinary anthology
ALL 820.80896041 PRO
Lending copies available

RANASINHA, Ruvani (2002)
Hanif Kureishi
ALL 823.9

ROSS, Leone and BRISSET, Yvonne eds. (2001)
Whispers in the wall, new black and asian voices from Birmingham
ALL 823.01088914041

SQUIRES, Claire (2002)
Zadie Smith White teeth, a reader guide
ALL 823.9
Lending copy available

TODD, R. (1996)
Consuming fictions: the Booker prize and fiction in Britain today.
ALL 823.914 TOD

VERMA, K. D. (2000)
The Indian imagination: Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English.
ALL 828.9954 VER

WALSH, William (1990)
Indian Literature in English
ALL 828.995409 WAL
Lending copy available

WALSH, William (1982)
R. K. Narayan: a critical appreciation
ALL 828.995403
Lending copy available

WAMBU, 0. ed. (1998)
Empire Windrush: fifty years of writing about Black Britain.
ALL 820.80896041
Lending copies available

YOUSAF, Nahem (2002)
Hanif Kureishi the Buddha of suburbia, a reader guide
ALL 823.914
Sutton Coldfield Reference Library

ZEHNDER, Martin (2003)
Something rich and strange
ALL 828.9972903
Lending copies available

Articles

Black and Asian British fiction writers information file
Copies of these articles are available for use in the Library.
ALL 820.8096041 BLA

ADEBAYO, D.
Re-writing our past.
PRIDE, June 1997
ALL BQ 646.7

CHADWICK, A.
Payback time for forgotten black authors.
Sunday Times, ECOSSE 20 Nov. 1997
Social Sciences (Floor 4) microfilm and CD-ROM in some libraries

Black British Writers
Wasafiri No29 Spring 1999
ALLBQ 820.80896

EDWARDS, Paul
Early black writing in Britain. P141-145
MAES-JELINEK, Hena: A shaping of connections
Commonwealth Literature Studies. 1989
ALL 820.991 71241 MAE

JAGGI, M.
The new Brits on the block,
The Guardian 13 July 1996
Social Sciences (Floor 4) microfilm and CD-ROM in some libraries

South Asian Writing in England
Wasafiri No26 Autumn 1997
ALL BQ 820.80896

WILLIAMS, B.T.
A state of perpetual wandering: diaspora and Black British fiction writers.
JOUVERT: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 3, issue 3, 2000
http://152.1.96.5/jouvert/v3i3/willia.htm

Periodicals

Indian Horizons
B891.4

Research in African Literatures
B896.009

WASAFIRI
Perspectives on African, Caribbean, Asian and Black British Literature
ALL BQ 820.80996

Websites

Asian Review of Books
www.asianreviewofbooks.com

BBC Education-Windrush
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/windrush_01.shtml

Branching Out - Black British Book Awards
www.branching-out.net/branching-out/page2.asp?idno=442



ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND
New Black writers of Britain: listening post CD
Talking Book CD

Writers in conversation videos available to watch in Arts, Languages & Literature

DHONDY, Farrukh with H O Nazareth
GUPTARA, Prabhu with Naseem Khan
OKRI, Ben with Edward Blishen
RUSHDIE, Salman with Charlotte Cornwall
RUSHDIE, Salman (Guardian conversation video)
SHINEBOURNE, Janice and GILROY, Beryl with Susheila Nasta

See also Windrush videos 1-5 on Floor 6, Archives and Heritage Service. For use in the library only.

Please note We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.


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