In the light of current political and social developments, we will be concerned, in this seminar, with British fiction and non-fiction dealing with migrant experience. We are going to read two classics of Black British Fiction, Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia (1990) and Bernardine Evaristo's Lara (1997/2009 - please buy and read the 2009 edition) as well as The Good Immigrant (2016), a collection of mostly non-fictional prose edited by Niklesh Shukla. Different in style, perspective and content, the themes of xenophobia, racism and the problems of identity formation in transcultural contexts are common to all the texts. As always, discussions of topical issues will be based upon thorough literary critical analysis and interpretation. We will begin with Kureishi, so please buy the novel and start reading as soon as you can. Everybody who is interested is welcome and will get a place, if he/she successfully passes a quiz in week 2 which tests whether you have read The Buddha of Suburbia.