Islamisation and Fiction: A Narrative

Acclaimed author Tabish Khair will give a talk and read extracts from his latest novel

Born and educated in the small town of Gaya in the state of Bihar, India, Tabish Khair is the author of various books, including the poetry collections Where Parallel Lines Meet (2000) and Man of Glass (2010); the studies Babu Fictions: Alienation in Indian English Novels (2001) and The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness (2010); and the novels The Bus Stopped (2004), Filming (2007), and The Thing About Thugs (2010; 2012).


His latest novel, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position (2012), was judged the best 9/11 novel to date, by The New Republic.
Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, called it “smart, funny, and wonderfully irreverent.”

Khair now mostly lives in a village off the town of Aarhus, Denmark. He describes himself as part of a long, complex and obscured history of ‘small town cosmopolitanism’.

Monday 10 March 2014

1.00-2.30pm in HumSS 126

Whiteknights Campus

All are welcome to this free event

For further information, contact:
Professor Alison Donnell

About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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