Jazzy, Jyoti, Jase and Jane

Candia McWilliam

  • Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
    Virago, 241 pp, £12.95, April 1990, ISBN 1 85381 061 4
  • Meatless Days by Sara Suleri
    Collins, 186 pp, £12.95, April 1990, ISBN 0 00 215408 0

Jasmine is the novel which grew from a short story in Bharati Mukherjee’s collection The Middleman. Meatless Days is the autobiography (though an unusually oblique one) of Sara Suleri, the daughter of a Welsh mother and the Pakistani editor and journalist Z.A. Suleri. Both writers now teach at American universities.

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