Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature

by Francoise Kral

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature Synopsis

The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Kral takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature Press Reviews

'This is a work of admirable scope and scholarship: illuminating and thought-provoking, it sets out to address contending issues with an explicit and accessible approach.' - Mariangela Palladino, Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230220416
Publication date: 25th June 2009
Author: Francoise Kral
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 189 pages
Categories: Literary essays,

About Francoise Kral

FRANCOISE KRAL is Senior Lecturer in English at the Universite Paris 10, France. She has published widely on postcolonial literature and theory, in particular on the literature of the south Asian diaspora as well as on travel narratives and the representation of historical figures in Australian literature. She is the editor of Re-presenting Otherness: Mapping the colonial 'self'/mapping the indigenous 'other' in the literatures of Australia and New Zealand.

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