Perspectives

Literary perspective

Salman Rushdie, the author of “Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies”, often writes fiction belonging to postcolonial literature. This genre usually analyzes fiction from the perspective of former colonized countries.

“Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies” points to the ongoing ties between the UK and its former territory, Pakistan, as well as to the reluctance of the UK authorities to accept people from Pakistan in the UK. The story also highlights the social differences between Pakistan and the UK and Pakistani’s admiration for the UK, which are often the result of repressive colonial policies.

Works in the same genre or with the same theme

The poem “London Taxi Driver” by David Dabydeen also belongs to the postcolonialism genre. The poem...

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