Pluralism is a graphic novel that explores identity, belonging and memory within the East London Pakistani Muslim diaspora.
Pluralism is Sabba Khan‘s debut graphic novel composed of a collection of 30 autobiographical short stories that explore themes of identity, belonging and memory within the East London Pakistani Muslim diaspora. Together the stories paint a vivid snapshot of contemporary British Asian life and the complex generational shifts experienced within migrant communities today. Issues of race, gender and class are brought to the forefront in a simple and personal narrative. The title of the book, Pluralism, nods to a guiding philosophy and the ultimate question Khan is exploring: can religion and secularism, tradition and trend, heritage and progression move beyond a limited binary definition and toward a common space of love and understanding, and ultimately toward a pluralistic approach?
Pluralism was shortlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2018.