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Author Lim, David C. L.

Title The infinite longing for home : desire and the nation in selected writings of Ben Okri and K.S. Maniam / David C.L. Lim.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 226 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Cross/cultures, 0924-1426 ; 80
Cross/cultures ; 80. 0924-1426
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I. NATION(S); 1 Nation: Conceptions; 2 Becoming Nations: Nigeria, Malaysia; PART II. BEN OKRI: THE ABIKU TRILOGY; 3 The Famished Road; 4 Songs of Enchantment; 5 Infinite Riches; PART III. K.S. MANIAM: TWO NOVELS; 6 The Return; 7 In A Far Country; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Synopsis of K.S. Maniam's Unpublished Novel Delayed Passage; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W.
Summary The Infinite Longing for Home is a groundbreaking study of Ben Okri's and K.S. Maniam's literary problematization of 'home' in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the context of Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing on Lacan, Žižek, Laclau and Mouffe, and weaving through history, politics, philosophy and literature, this book critically examines the motives and means by which peoples forced to live together in a country love and hate each other, and overlook the truths about themselves, their actions and beliefs. It looks into why some embrace heterogeneity and open-endedness whi.
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Subject Okri, Ben -- Criticism and interpretation.
Okri, Ben.
Criticism and interpretation.
Maniam, K. S. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Okri, Ben -- Criticism and interpretation.
Maniam, K. S.
Maniam, K. S. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Home in literature.
Home in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Nigerian fiction (English)
Nigerian fiction (English)
Malaysian fiction (English)
Malaysian fiction (English)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title Desire and the nation in selected writings of Ben Okri and K.S. Maniam
Other Form: Print version: Lim, David C.L. Infinite longing for home. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005 9042016779 (OCoLC)61766619
ISBN 1423789024 (electronic book)
9781423789024 (electronic book)
9042016779 (hardbound)