Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture: Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora
This innovative contribution to understanding the promise and contradictions of contemporary postcolonial culture applies a wide array of theoretical tools to a large body of literature. The author compares the work of established Indian writers including Bharati Mukherjee, Meena Alexander, Sara Suleri, and Sunetra Gupta to new writings by such Afro-Italian immigrant women as Ermina dell’Oro, Maria Abbebů Viarengo, Ribka Sibhatu, and Sirad Hassan. Sandra Ponzanesi’s analysis highlights a set of dissymmetrical relationships that are set in the context of different imperial, linguistic, and market policies. By dealing with issues of representation linked to postcolonial literary genres, to gender and ethnicity questions, and to new cartographies of diaspora, this book imbues the postcolonial debate with a new élan.
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Abeba Afro-Italian analysis Ascia autobiography becomes Bhabha Bharati Mukherjee British chapter complex concept construction context creates critics cultural daughter Deleuze Dell'Oro deterritorialization diaspora discourse dominant empire English Eritrea Erminia Ethiopia ethnic experience fascist father female body feminism feminist fictional gender genre global Gupta Hassan Hawa hegemonic Homi K Horn of Africa identity immigrants Indian infibulation issues Italian colonial Italy Jasmine Jasmine's language linguistic literary live margins Maria Marianna Meatless Days Meena Meena Alexander memory metissage metisse migration minor literature Mohanty mother Mukherjee Mukherjee's multicultural Muslim mutilation mythology myths Naipaul narration narrative nation novel oppression Oromo pain Pakistan political position postcolonial literature postmodern practice Promothesh race racial representation resistance Ribka role Rushdie Salman Rushdie Sara Suleri sexual Sibhatu social Somalia space specific Spivak story strategy studies Third World Tigrinya tion tradition translation Viarengo voice Western woman women writers writing