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In the opening passages of Hanif Kureishiâ€™s novel The Rainbow Sign (1986), the author introduces the reader to Hanif Kureishi: a Londoner born to an English mother and Pakistani father, a father who â€œcame to England from Bombay in 1947 to be educated by the old colonial powerâ€ (9). Kureishiâ€™s childhood, filled with cousins, aunts, and uncles, included â€œimportant, confident peopleâ€ (9), who frequently took him, in taxis, to hotels, restaurants, music houses, and other places of interest during his growing-up years in London. He recounts childhood incidents where his Pakistani heritage became a central point of focus in his life. It is an ambivalent rendering.
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