Reading list: British Literature and Identity

The following is a list of books and articles that will be useful to those seeking to delve deeper into the themes, concerns and techniques of contemporary Black and Asian British writing.

Ian Baucom, Out of Place (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999).
Timothy Brennan, Salman Rushdie and the Third World (London: Macmillan, 1989).
Michael Gardiner and Claire Westall, eds, Literature of an Independent England (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Simon Gikandi, ‘Globalization and the Claims of Postcoloniality’, The South Atlantic Quarterly 100.3 (2001): 627–53.
Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz, eds, End of Empire and the English Novel (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011).
Paul Gilroy, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack (London: Routledge, 2002).
–––, Postcolonial Melancholia (New York: Columbia University Press/London: Routledge, 2005).
Catherine Hall and Keith McClelland, eds, Race, Nation and Empire (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010).
Bruce King, The Internationalization of English Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Graham MacPhee and Prem Poddar, Empire and After: Englishness in Postcolonial Perspective (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007).
John McLeod, Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis (London and New York: Routledge, 2004).
Susheila Nasta, Home Truths: Fictions of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).
Deirdre Osborne, ed., The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945–2010) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).