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Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi

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First broadcast: Sun 21 Apr 1996

Novelist, Playwright

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his enormously successful screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette, his novel - televised by the BBC - The Buddha of Suburbia and his love of pop music which he plays at full volume whilst writing.

He'll also be discussing the racial abuse which dominated his childhood in Bromley, where, as the son of an Indian father and an English mother, and the only Asian boy in his school, he was invited to instigate racial bullying, as often as finding himself to be its target.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Miles Davis

2.

Castaway's favourite

Miles Davis

In A Silent Way

Others who chose this artist

Bob Dylan

4.

Bob Dylan

Positively 4th Street

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Oasis

7.

Oasis

It's Good To Be Free

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Tricky

8.

Tricky

Hell Is Round The Corner

Others who chose this artist

Book

Complete Works by Sigmund Freud

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Luxury item

Marijuana seeds

Others who chose a similar luxury

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