Writing Across Worlds

In 'writing across two worlds', Lamming's work reveals the constructedness of both and creates imaginative space in which nation and nationhood, identity and belonging, are narrated, interrogated and transformed.

Writing Across Worlds

International migration has long been a dominant feature of world literature from both post-industrial and developing countries. The increasing demands of the global economic system and continued political instability in many of the world's region have highlighted this shifting map of the world's peoples. Yet, political concern for the larger scale economic and social impact of migration has effectively obscured the nature of the migratory nature of the migratory experience itself, the emotions and practicalities of departure, travel, arrival and the attempt to rebuild a home. Writing Across Worlds explores an extraordinary range of migration literaturesm from letters and diaries to journalistic articles, autobiographies and fiction, in order to analyse the reality of the migrant's experience. The sheer range of writings - Irish, Friulian, Italian, Jewish and South Asian British, Gastarbeiter literature from Germany, Pied noir, French-Algerian and French West Indian writing, Carribbean novels, Slovene emigrant texts, Japanese-Canadian writing, migration in American novels, narratives from Australia, South Africa, Samoa and others - illustrate the diversity of global migratory experience and emphasise the social context of literature. The geographic and literary range of Writing Across Worlds makes this collection an invaluable analysis of migration, giving voice to the hope, pain, nostalgia and triumph of lives lived in other places.

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Writing Across Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Susheila Nasta
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Psychology Press

From Chinua Achebe to Marina Warner, Writing Across Worlds brings together new interviews and interviews with major international writers previously featured in the pages of Wasafiri magazine, founded in 1984 and now celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
Writing Across Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Connell, Russell King, Paul White
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-01 - Publisher: Routledge

International migration has long been a dominant feature of world literature from both post-industrial and developing countries. The increasing demands of the global economic system and continued political instability in many of the world's region have highlighted this shifting map of the world's peoples. Yet, political concern for the larger
Writing Ocean Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Charne Lavery
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-01 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores the Indian Ocean world as it is produced by colonial and postcolonial fiction in English. It analyses the work of three contemporary authors who write the Indian Ocean as a region and world—Amitav Ghosh, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Lindsey Collen—alongside maritime-imperial precursor Joseph Conrad. If postcolonial literatures are
Small Worlds, Global Lives
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Russell King, John Connell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-10-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

Geologists, most from Australia and Britain but with some outliers from continental Europe and North America, focus on small islands, where the scarcity of people and resources make migration substantially important socially and economically. The topics include the Azores; historical, cultural, and literary perspectives on emigration from the minor islands
Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David G. Nicholls
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: Modern Language Association

The third edition of the MLA's widely used Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures features sixteen new essays by leading scholars. Designed to highlight relations among languages and forms of discourse, the volume is organized into three sections. "Understanding Language" provides an overview of the field of linguistics,