Ethnic Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the ethnic fiction genre? Books in the ethnic fiction genre have central characters that are African American, Native American, Italian American, Jewish, Appalachian, or are members of some other cultural group. Ethnic genre book plots have conflict where the main character has to deal with two ways of life, often American culture and their own personal ethnic culture. The cultural and social issues genre goes hand in hand with some of the struggles one might be faced with in the ethnic genre because they both deal with cultural and social conflict.

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ethnic fiction genre book coverEthnic Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the ethnic fiction genre.

1. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

2. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai

5. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

6. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

7. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

8. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

9. Kim by Rudyard Kipling

10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

11. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

12. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

13. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

14. The Constant Gardener by John le Carré

15. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

16. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

17. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

19. The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols

20. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

21. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

22. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

23. Waiting by Ha Jin

24. White Teeth by Zadie Smith

25. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros

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Ethnic Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Drama Genre Definition

* Family Saga Genre

* Gay Fiction Genre

* Lesbian Fiction Genre

* Multicultural Fiction Genre

* Slice of Life Fiction Genre

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