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Home, Identity, and Mobility in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction.

Nyman, Jopi.

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ISBN 10: 9042026901 / ISBN 13: 9789042026902
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Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2009. Paperback. 248 pp. (Textxet, 59). Condition : as new. Condition : as new. ISBN 9789042026902[KEYWORDS: LITERARY CRITICISM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 254081

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This innovative volume discusses the significance of home and global mobility in contemporary diasporic fiction written in English. Through analyses of central diasporic and migrant writers in the United Kingdom and the United States, the timely volume exposes the importance of home and its reconstruction in diasporic literature in the era of globalization and increasing transnational mobility. Through wide-ranging case studies dealing with a variety of black British and ethnic American writers, Home, Identity, and Mobility in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction shows how new identities and homes are constructed in the migrants' new homelands. The volume examines how diasporic novels inscribe hybridity and multiplicity in formerly uniform spaces and subvert traditional understandings of nation, citizenship, and history. Particular emphasis is on the ways in which diasporic fictions appropriate and transform traditional literary genres such as the Bildungsroman and the picaresque to explore the questions of migration and transformation. The authors discussed include Caryl Phillips, Jamal Mahjoub, Mike Phillips, Hari Kunzru, Kamila Shamsie, Benjamin Zaphaniah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Cynthia Kadohata, Ana Castillo, Diana Abu-Jaber, and Bharati Mukherjee. The volume is for particular interest to all scholars and students of post-colonial and ethnic literatures in English.

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