Buddha of Suburbia
... Lahoti 21st December 2008 Buddha of Suburbia Karim: "I am an Englishman born and bred, almostEnglishman I am (though not proud of it), from the South London suburbs and going somewhere." (Kureishi, 1)
Welcome to the world of a Karim Amir, a teenager in middle class suburban London, standing at the cross roads of two very strikingly different cultures. Karim is seventeen years old, the son of an eccentric Indian father and working-class English mother. Karim is on the cusp of adulthood - his hormones are in a state of riot.
About the Novel:
"Buddha of Suburbia" is an autobiographical novel by Hanif Kureishi, which follows a young boy, Karim, from the end of high school through adulthood, as he navig...