Greetings from Bury Park

Author: Sarfraz Manzoor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526615207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5911


Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage years were a constant battle to reconcile being both British and Muslim. But when his best friend introduced him to Bruce Springsteen, his life changed for ever. In this affectionate and timely memoir, Manzoor retraces his journey from the frustrations of his childhood to his reaction to the tragedies of 9/11 and 7/7. Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son

Blinded by the Light (Greetings from Bury Park Movie Tie-In)

Author: Sarfraz Manzoor

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781984899446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1497


Soon to be a major motion picture--a charming memoir about the impact of Bruce Springsteen's music on a Pakistani boy growing up in 1970s' Britain. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new Afterword by the author.thor.

Blinded by the Light

Author: SARFRAZ. MANZOOR

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781526612083

Category:

Page: 288

View: 8569


Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when his family emigrated from Pakistan to join his father in Bury Park, Luton. His teenage years were a constant battle to reconcile being both British and Muslim. But when his best friend introduced him to Bruce Springsteen, his life changed for ever. In this affectionate and timely memoir, Manzoor retraces his journey from the frustrations of his childhood to his reaction to the tragedies of 9/11 and 7/7.Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son

Muslims in Britain

Author: Sophie Gilliat-Ray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052153688X

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 3817


Drawing upon sociology, history, anthropology, and politics, this book provides an informed understanding of the daily lives of British Muslims.

Modern Britain

Author: Jan Erik Mustad

Publisher: Samfundslitteratur

ISBN: 9788759315972

Category: England

Page: 152

View: 6996


From Fatwa to Jihad

Author: Kenan Malik

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857899139

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 6980


Almost thirty years ago, the image of burning copies of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses held aloft by thousand-strong mobs of protesters became an internationally familiar symbol of anger and offence. In From Fatwa to Jihad, Kenan Malik reveals how the Rushdie affair transformed the debate worldwide on multiculturalism, tolerance and free speech, helped fuel the rise of radical Islam and pointed the way to the horrors of 9/11 and 7/7. In this new edition, Malik examines the rise of home-grown jihadis, the threat of IS-inspired terrorism in Europe and how the West has failed to learn the lessons of the past.

Shades of Springsteen

Author: John Massaro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978816189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 6239


One of the secrets to Bruce Springsteen’s enduring popularity over the past fifty years is the way fans feel a deep personal connection to his work. Yet even as the connection often stays grounded in details from his New Jersey upbringing, Springsteen’s music references a rich array of personalities from John Steinbeck to Amadou Diallo and beyond, inspiring fans to seek out and connect with a whole world’s worth of art, literature, and life stories. In this unique blend of memoir and musical analysis, John Massaro reflects on his experiences as a lifelong fan of The Boss and one of the first professors to design a college course on Springsteen’s work. Focusing on five of the Jersey rocker’s main themes—love, masculinity, sports, politics, and the power of music—he shows how they are represented in Springsteen’s lyrics and shares stories from his own life that powerfully resonate with those lyrics. Meanwhile, paying tribute to Springsteen’s inclusive vision, he draws connections among figures as seemingly disparate as James Joyce, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thomas Aquinas, Bobby Darin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Shades of Springsteen offers a deeply personal take on the musical and cultural legacies of an American icon.

British Multicultural Literature and Superdiversity

Author: Ulla Rahbek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030221253

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5198


This book explores contemporary British multicultural multi-genre literature. Considering socio-political and philosophical ideas about British multiculturalism, superdiversity and conviviality, Ulla Rahbek studies a broad range of texts by writers from across the majority-minority divide. The text focuses on figurative registers and metaphorical richness in multicultural poetry and investigates the interlocked issue of recognition, representation and identity in memoirs. Rahbek analyses how twenty-first-century British multicultural novels both envision and reimagine an inclusive nation and thematise the detrimental effects of individual exclusion on characters’ pursuits of the good life. She observes the ways that short stories pivot on ambivalent encounters and intercultural dialogue, and she reflects on the public good of multicultural literature.