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Something Hanif forget to tell you?

By Tom Chatfield  

An intriguingly grumpy piece appeared in the Independent a few days ago by Hanif Kureishi’s sister, Yasmin Kureishi, to coincide with the publication of his new book, Something to Tell You. It ranges widely across Kureishi’s career to date, and is in essence a litany of the plagiarisms from life Hanif’s works have committed—from putting his parents into The Buddha of Suburbia to “a particularly spiteful portrait” of Yasmin herself in the 2003 film The Mother. She concludes:

I would have liked not to have written this [article], to be able to get on in my own way with…

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