What’s happening to British Asian culture?

Henna Zamurd-Butt talks to Sharan Dhaliwal about how young British Asians are expressing their identity through art Read More

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Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

by Kavita Bhanot First published in Asia Literary Review Over the last two decades, in part due to the success of a small number of novels, plays, films, music albums and television shows, the term ‘British Asian’ has emerged as an identity marker associated with the cultural practices of second-generation South Asian immigrants, born and/or… Read More

Part 2: Britain: A history of shopkeeping, empire and racial tensions

Space, smells and cosmopolitanism in the British Asian corner shop by Sita Balani In my last post I sketched out a history of the corner shop as a key and mundane site of English nation building, subverted and reconfigured by post-war migration and the movement of colonial others into the heart of this national institution.… Read More

Veiled out of discourse #AllWhitePage3

Racism and sexism, a double whammy for the Brown girl. by Amna Germanotta Riaz I have been following the #nomorepage3 campaign and am happy to see the progress made over the past few months. The campaigners quote The Independent on their About Us page: ‘THE PAGE 3 IMAGE IS THERE FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN… Read More