A stage version of The Black Album, Hanif Kureishi's critically acclaimed second novel, has opened in NT London
27-Jul-2009 (one comment)

Set in 1989, it tells of a young, British-born Pakistani man who finds himself torn between liberalism and fundamentalism.

Adapted by the author from his 1995 novel, the play shares its title with that of an unreleased but much-bootlegged Prince album from the period.

The production sees Kureishi return to the National's Cottesloe auditorium, where his 1999 play Sleep with Me was also staged.

Some critics, however, have been left unimpressed by his look at the rise of radical Islam.



The Black Album

by ramintork on

As Billy Joel put it "We Didn't Start the Fire".