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Author Nyman, Jopi, 1966-

Title Home, identity, and mobility in contemporary diasporic fiction [electronic resource] / Jopi Nyman.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (248 pages).
Series Textxet ; 59
Text (Rodopi (Firm)) ; 59.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243) and index.
Summary "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 Zephaniah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Cynthia Kadohata, Ana Castillo, Diana Abu-Jaber, and Bharati Mukherjee. The volume is of particular interest to all scholars and students of post-colonial and ethnic literatures in English."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Introduction: Diaspora, home, writing -- pt. 1: Black British perspectives. From black Britain to the Caribbean: the return of the (im)migrant in Caryl Phillips's A state of independence ; Exile, history, and migrancy in Jamal Mahjoub's The carrier ; The hybridization of Europe in Mike Phillips's A shadow of myself ; The politics of self-making in post-colonial fiction: the Bildung of Pretty Bobby in Hari Kunzru's The impressionist ; Narratives of diaspora and trauma in Kamila Shamsie's Salt and saffron ; Britain, "home", and diaspora in the refugee novels by Benjamin Zephaniah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Caryl Phillips -- pt. 2: Diasporic Americans. The hybridity of the Asian American subject in Cynthia Kadohata's The floating world ; Migration and diaspora in Ana Castillo's Sapogonia ; Writing diasporic identity in Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent ; Transnational travel in Bharati Mukherjee's Desirable daughters ; Home, transnationalism, and transformation in Bharati Mukherjee's Leave it to me ; Conclusion.
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Subject Home in literature.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Nyman, Jopi, 1966- Home, identity, and mobility in contemporary diasporic fiction. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2009 9789042026902 (OCoLC)501825502
ISBN 9789042026919 (electronic bk.)
904202691X (electronic bk.)