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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh  

(1956– ),Indian novelist, travel writer, and anthropologist, born in Calcutta, educated at Delhi University and at Oxford. His writings in all genres display his experiences of a variety of cultures. ...
Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa  

(1938– ),Pakistani novelist, born in Karachi, a member of the tiny Parsi (Zoroastrian) community; Sidhwa grew up in Lahore, where she was educated. Her first published novel, The Crow Eaters ...
Kojo Laing

Kojo Laing  

(1946– )was born in Kumasi, Ghana. After taking an MA at Glasgow University in 1968 he spent nine years in administrative positions in provincial Ghana, followed by a year in ...
magic realism

magic realism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005
a term coined in 1928 by the art critic Franz Roh to describe a school of German painting, has been most frequently used in the discussion of modern Latin American fiction. Writers who ... More
Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children  

A novel by Salman Rushdie, published in 1981 and winner of the Booker Prize. This highly innovative novel was the forerunner of a new genre of writing from India, other ...

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