Brick Lane

A Novel

Author: Monica Ali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584072

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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Nazneen finds herself married off to a man twice her age and moved to London, where she meets a younger man involved in radical politics and begins to wonder if she has a say in her own destiny.
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On Brick Lane

Author: Rachel Lichtenstein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902159

Category: History

Page: 368

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Brick Lane today is a place of extremes – a street that's constantly reinventing itself. Blending history and reportage with personal testimony and urban myths, and interspersing these with maps and photography, On Brick Lane is a one-of-a-kind chronicle of one of London's most remarkable streets. Bringing to life the memories and realities of Brick Lane's many communities, Rachel Lichtenstein harnesses the voices of the famous, the infamous and the obscure, merging memoir, reportage, poetry, photography and local history. The result is as vibrant and fascinating as the neighbourhood it so movingly celebrates.
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Brick Lane.

A Sense of Belonging Featuring Keira Knightley

Author: S C Hamill

Publisher: https://schamill.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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Brick Lane East-end pub-share... will make you laugh, cry and cower at the same time. WARNING: Could contain echoes and ripples of yourself...? "Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight...? Oops, sorry... that was Batman.. Hmm..Ok then, Ever DONE communal-living or shared a house or flat then...? Right, so... • Q: What do you get if you have eight people and a dog living above a derelict pub and a womanising, chain-smoking property landlord that doesn’t give a flying...fig..? • A: Absolute mayhem ! Everyday life at its worst and best. After leaving college and university, our interesting tribe never imagined they’d be living with more complete strangers either...? Let alone become an eight-strong, extended alternative family... Take a behind-the-scenes peep and sideways glance into the funtastic world of honest and working-class, communal-life in London’s vibrant and colourful east-end. A story of nurturing friendships, loyalties and bonding. With sprinkles of love, sex, bitching & battling and all that other distinctly more serious stuff... Ritchie, Monica, Dan, Scarlett, Eve, Safeer, Matt and Diane and Rufus (woof) Quirks and imperfections... Moods and emotions... Realities and dramas...Hopes and fears... A story tinged with all the characteristics that make us human, and that bring our stories flat-mates together as one. A melancholy and heartwarming mission of sharing & domestication in 2016. Crazy Fun Living in a melting pot in the east-end of London. All reviews received with thanks!
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Brick Lane Cookbook

Author: Dina Begum

Publisher: Kitchen Press Ltd

ISBN: 1999633741

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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Brick Lane is famous for many things: for being home to the biggest Bangladeshi community in the UK, for its curry houses and Bengali sweet shops, for its graffti, its long-running market and its beigel shops. Now, its also increasingly well known for its thriving art and fashion scene and the in- credible street food available there. Dina Begum is East London born and bred, a British Bengali who has been visiting Brick Lane since childhood and has been witness to the many changes in the area. In her frst book, she celebrates the diverse food cultures of Brick Lane: from the homestyle curries she grew up eating to her luscious and indulgent bakes inspired by the many cafes, from Chinese-style burgers to classic Buffalo wings, from smoothie bowls to raw coffee brownies. With contributions from street food traders and restaurants including Beigel Bakes, Blanchette, Chez Elles, St Sugar of London, Cafe 1001 and Moo Cantina, The Brick Lane Cookbook captures Lon- don at its multifaceted, chaotic, crazy best. Dina Begum writes the food blog Syrup & Glaze, and has written for The Telegraph and Metro. She also sells her delicious, Asian-fusion jams and chutneys at markets around London. Photography by Peter Watson (aka Atlas & Boots) and illustration by Want Some Studios.
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The Bookshop In Brick Lane

Author: N. Quentin Woolf (ed.)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557472652

Category:

Page: 189

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An anthology of short stories and poetry, interwoven with non-fiction pieces about London's East End and centred on a particular bookshop there.
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Brick Lane. East-end Pub-share.

Author: S C Hamill

Publisher: Earth Angel Books

ISBN: 9781386033059

Category:

Page: 226

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Brick Lane. East-end pub-share. WARNING: Could contain echoes of yourself...? "Listen carefully, I shall say this only once... Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight...? Oops, sorry... that was Batman!" Ever done communal-life or shared a house or flat then...?" "Good." - Q: What do you get if you have eight people and a dog living over a derelict pub and a landlord that doesn't care...? - A: Mayhem..! Everyday life at its worst and best. After college and university, they never imagined they'd be living with complete strangers again either... Take a 'behind-the-scenes' dip into a funtastic world of honest, working-class communal life in London's vibrant and colourful east-end. A story of friendships and real-life. Ritchie, Monica, Dan, Scarlett, Eve, Safeer, Matt and Diane. And Rufus (woof) Quirks and imperfections... moods and emotions...Realities and dramas... Hopes and fears. A story tinged with all the characteristics that make us human. Things that bring them together as one. "If the Seven Stars was mine, I'd turn the place around. Upside down and inside out... Make it something to be proud of!" A melancholy mission of co-habitation in 2016.
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Salaam Brick Lane

A Year in the New East End

Author: Tarquin Hall

Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited

ISBN: 9780719565564

Category: History

Page: 270

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After ten years living abroad, Tarquin Hall wanted to return to his native London. Lured by his nostalgia for a leafy suburban childhood spent in south-west London, he returned with his Indian-born, American fiance in tow. But, priced out of the housing market, they found themselves living not in a townhouse, oozing Victorian charm, but in a squalid attic above a Bangladeshi sweatshop on London's Brick Lane. A grimy skylight provided the only window on their new world: a filthy, noisy street where drug dealers and prostitutes peddled their wares and tramps urinated on the pavements. At night, traffic lights lit up the ceiling and police sirens wailed into the early hours. Yet, as Hall got to know Brick Lane, he discovered beneath its unlovely surface an inner world where immigrants and asylum seekers struggle to better themselves and dream of escape. Salaam Brick Lane is a journey of discovery by an outsider in his own native city. It offers an explicit glimpse of the underbelly of London's most infamous quarter, the real-life world of Monica Ali's bestselling novel.
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Monica Ali's Novel "Brick Lane". A Critical Reflection of Post-Colonialism

Author: Oliver Baum

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656740437

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 3.0, University of Marburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: 10008 PS: London in Contemporary Post-Colonial Literature, language: English, abstract: This research paper deals with Monica Ali's first novel Brick Lane, an epic saga about a Bangladeshi family living in London, which explores the British immigration experience. The novel is highly disputed with its most important aspects of identity, belonging and community problems. People who actually live in the estate of Brick Lane feel being patronized by Ali's novel the more or the less. Just to show how critics reacted to Ali ́s masterpiece, I will give two examples briefly. Ian Jack, the editor of the Granta Magazine said: “Monica Ali is not from Sylhet [which lies in the far north-east of the country next to the Indian state of Assam and was, until the partition of India, part of Assam and not Bengal] and nor are her novel ́s principal characters. Sylhettis, however, are the people her characters (though not their author) live among. I spent a week [...] in Sylhet [...]. [...] When I got back to Calcutta, I got into a shouting match with a taxi-driver about The Satanic Verses. ‘But it ́s only a novel,’ I said. ‘You know, personal, made-up, invented – fiction.’ ‘Exactly’, he said. ‘Fiction. Lies.’ Brick Lane is a fine first novel, but nobody should be surprised if it raises similar arguments. In a way, they are a compliment to it an to an ambitious idea of what fiction can still do.” Matthew Taylor, The Guardian, said: “Community Leaders from the neighbourhood in the East End of London that inspired Monica Ali ́s Booker-nominated first novel, Brick Lane, have branded her work a ‘despicable insult’ to Bangladeshis living in the area. The Greater Sylhet Welfare and Development Council, which represents many of Britain ́s 500,000 Bangladeshis, has written an 18-page letter to the author outlining their objections to the ‘shameful’ way the book depicts the community. They feel the book portrays Bangladeshis in Brick Lane as backward, uneducated and unsophisticated.”2 In addition, the treatment of language and time in the book is of just the same importance. It makes Ali ́s novel somewhat unique and different. While Brick Lane is meant to be satirical, it can be read as a drama, for in terms of living the novel focusses on the buddhist aspect that its characters have been put on earth just to suffer. This research paper will consist of two main parts. In the first one, I will give an exact analysis and interpretation of the novel attending to the most important aspects like characterization, the structure and ...
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An Alternative Muslim Emancipation. Monica Ali's "Brick Lane" (2003)

Author: Matthias Dickert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656874387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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Scientific Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, Comenius University in Bratislava (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane (2003) marked her literary breakthrough. Ali hereby followed the tradition of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi who had placed Islam back into the English speaking novel thus showing that the contemporary English novel is (still) heavily influenced by migrant writers coming from the former colonies. These writers share a double vision of England simply because they are insiders and outsiders at the same time. Their characters therefore are very convincing and they introduce Islam to the (Western) reader, a religion which for such a long time has been presented in a stereotyped and thus negative way. Ali -like Rushdie and Kureshi - also uses London as the place of action and thus uses the literary concept of the 'postcolonial city'. Her description of the integration of a Muslim woman into British society also follows the notion of the 'condition of England novel' which confronts outer developments with human value. Ali's main achievement, however, lies in her image of a Muslim woman who picks up the West as a chance. Ali here differs from male Muslim writers who too often confront the reader with the failure of their (male) characters. It is exactly here where Ali's concept of a Muslim woman seems to have been a frontrunner for other Muslim writers to follow. Writers like Leila Abdoulela (Minaret 2005), Tahmima Anam (A Golden Age 2007); The Good Muslim 2011), Fadia Faquir (My Name is Salma 2007) followed Ali in their presentation oft he female thus showing a different kind of female Muslim identity.
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Integration and Assimilation in Monica Ali's Novel "Brick Lane"

Author: Anastasia Sherstneva

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656918376

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 12

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,7, University of Hildesheim (Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation), course: Empire and Literature, language: English, abstract: Monica Ali is a British author who was born in 1967 in East Pakistan (as Bangladesh was called then) to a Bangladeshi father and English mother. The family had to move to England due to the civil war in 1971. Monica Ali studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Wadham College, University of Oxford and later worked in design and publishing. Brick Lane, her debut novel, caused a sensation and controversy back in 2003 when the novel was first published, and again in 2007 when the novel was made into a film. Brick Lane is about a Bangladeshi woman who came to England at the age of eighteen due to an arranged marriage knowing only two words in English: “sorry” and “thank you”. Nazneen struggles to adjust to her new life as a wife and an immigrant in a new country. On her journey of adjusting she learns new things (“ice e-skating”, making money by sewing, the English language) and makes new friends. One of them, a younger man, even becomes her lover. He opens a new world for her and contributes a lot to her personal growth. She finds strength to fight against a mean usurer and even Fate itself. The novel brings up a lot of issues for discussion, such as feminism, racism, post-colonialism, fatalism, Islam in a modern multicultural society, and problems of cultural minorities. In this paper I would like to consider problems of integration of such cultural minorities in the modern British society as exemplified by three families described in Monica Ali’s novel Brick Lane.
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