Brick Lane

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Untold Story by Monica Ali - review
Joanna Briscoe is bewildered by Monica Ali's reinvention of the Princess of Wales

Joanna Briscoe

01, Apr, 2011 @11:05 PM

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Diana - the next chapter | Alexander Chancellor

Alexander Chancellor: Author Monica Ali is not alone in imagining the twists and turns Princess Diana's life may have taken had she lived

Alexander Chancellor

07, Jan, 2011 @6:59 AM

Letters: Brick Lane's many narratives

Letters: As a mixed-race novelist ... I would like to say to your leader writer (The trouble with Brick Lane, October 27) that I reserve the right to imagine anyone and anything I damn well please.

29, Oct, 2007 @11:52 PM

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Leader: The trouble with Brick Lane

Leader: A film or a book that sets out to be a contemporary record of a particular community living in a well-known area cannot ignore them.


26, Oct, 2007 @11:17 PM

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Monica Ali on the Brick Lane controversy

There were threats of demonstrations, book burnings and even violence among some members of the Bangladeshi community. But was the controversy surrounding the filming of Brick Lane as heated as the media suggested? Not at all, writes author Monica Ali.

12, Oct, 2007 @11:02 PM

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Brick Lane royal gala cancelled amid protest fears

Brick Lane, the film adaptation of the Monica Ali bestseller, has been pulled as this year's Royal Film Performance, with reports suggesting organisers feared ongoing protests about the film might embarrass Prince Charles.

Staff and agencies

25, Sep, 2007 @9:53 AM

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The PR money can't buy

Emdad Rahman: Protests against plans to film Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane will ensure that the book keeps flying off the shelves.

Emdad Rahman

01, Aug, 2006 @1:44 PM

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Natasha Walter: Book burners do not speak for all of Brick Lane

Natasha Walter: Supporting marginalised communities in their fight for social justice should not mean aligning with reactionary forces. Nobody has the moral right to stamp on the cinematic recreation of Monica Ali's humane tale.

Natasha Walter

31, Jul, 2006 @11:04 PM

Novelists hit back at Brick Lane protesters

July 31: Salman Rushdie, Hari Kunzru and Lisa Appignanesi have attacked community groups, the police and the media after Ruby Films' decision to abandon filming Brick Lane in London's Tower Hamlets area last week.

Richard Lea

31, Jul, 2006 @4:18 PM

End the Brick Lane brouhaha

Sunny Hundal: The concocted controversy must not prevent the filming of Monica Ali's book.

Sunny Hundal

31, Jul, 2006 @3:39 PM

Letters: Brickbats fly over Brick Lane

Letters: Germaine Greer's article (G2, July 24) about the proposed filming of Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane is a strange mixture of ignorance (she actually believes that this is the first novel to portray London's Bangladeshi community, and doesn't know that many Brick Lane Asians are in favour of the filming); pro-censorship twaddle (no, people do not have the "moral right" to prevent the making of a film simply because they have decided in advance that they will not like it); and ad-feminam sneers about Monica Ali.

29, Jul, 2006 @9:04 AM

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Guardian profile: Monica Ali
Anger at the filming of Brick Lane echoes earlier clashes between art and religion.

Maev Kennedy

28, Jul, 2006 @9:09 AM

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