In 1990 there were hardly any English novels about growing up as a mixed race child so The Buddha of Suburbia and Kureishi’s first film with Stephen Frears, My.
Complete summary of Hanif Kureishi's My Son the Fanatic. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of My Son the Fanatic.
This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000.