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Down The Road, Worlds Away

Khan, Rahila (pseudonym of Toby Forward)

ISBN 10: 0860689328 / ISBN 13: 9780860689324
Published by Virago Upstarts, London, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Light tone, slight wear. Crisp trade paperback. New old stock of this literary scandal. ; A collection of twelve stories, ostensibly by a British Asian woman, discovered to have been written by a Church of England vicar. Virago is said to have pulped the remaining stock of the book. "Virago felt it necessary to stand by its purely literary judgment, namely that the stories were written "with hard- eyed realism and poignant simplicity"—it had to do so, or it would justly have been accused of applying double standards to work by Asian women and white men, which would have revealed a frankly racist condescension. But Virago decided that politics in this instance was the better part of literature, and was more important, indeed, than whether the book had anything worthwhile or important to say. It therefore refused to sell any more copies of the offending work." - Theodore Dalrymple, The Criterion, May 2005. "By masquerading as 'Rahila Khan', who is both female and Asian, Forward collided with the two most sacred cows of identity politics: gender and race." - K K Ruthven, Faking Literature. A crisp, never sold copy of this uncommon, thought-provoking work.; 100 pages. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS002658I

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Title: Down The Road, Worlds Away

Publisher: Virago Upstarts, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Trade Paperback

Illustrator: Illustrated by Cover art by Farida Zaman

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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