Multicultural Fiction

By Ben, Colin and Matt

Definition of Multicultural fiction

A form of fiction that features authentic content, ethnic groups and characters that are new or unfamiliar to the reader.

Characterizations of Multicultural fiction

  • Accurate information on culture
  • Detailed background of culture, people/groups in that culture
  • Respect for cultures/groups portrayed in story
  • General quality standards (well-developed plots, setting, etc)
  • Culture is portrayed multidimensionally

Popular novels in Multicultural fiction

  • Life of Pi
  • Cutting for Stone
  • The Namesake