RG

IN CONTEXT

Focus

Multiculturalism

Before

1979 A Black Power group takes over the basement in Moses Ascending, Trinidadian-born Sam Selvon’s tales of a West Indian landlord in London.

1987 Michael Ondaatje, a Sri Lankan-born Canadian writer, weaves native cultures into rich storytelling about the lives of immigrant laborers in Toronto in In the Skin of a Lion.

1991 Renan Demirkan’s semiautobiographical account of conflicting loyalties in a Turkish family in Germany, Schwarzer Tee mit drei Stuck Zucker (“Black Tea with Three Sugars”), becomes a best seller.

After

2004 Small Island, English author Andrea Levy’s story of the lives of two couples, sheds light ...

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